Pandemic, COVID-19 and all the coronavirus terms you need to know

Updated 5:19 PM ET, Wed March 11, 2020

(CNN)News about the coronavirus moves so quickly, key definitions or phrases can sometimes pass you by. For instance, do you actually know what COVID-19 stands for? Or why the coronavirus is called the coronavirus? Brushing up on these terms will certainly make the avalanche of coronavirus information easier to understand. And with a crisis as widespread and complex as this, a little clarity can be a big help.