morbillivirus


mor·bil·li·vi·rus

noun \mr-ˈbi-lə-ˌvī-rəs\

Definition of MORBILLIVIRUS

:  any of a genus (Morbillivirus) of paramyxoviruses that include the causative agents of canine distemper, measles, and rinderpest

Origin of MORBILLIVIRUS

New Latin, from morbillus spot on the skin, pustule (from Medieval Latin, diminutive of Latin morbus) + virus
First Known Use: 1977

mor·bil·li·vi·rus

noun \-ˌvī-rəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MORBILLIVIRUS

1
capitalized : a genus of single-stranded RNA viruses of the family Paramyxoviridae that includes the causative agents of measles, canine distemper, and rinderpest
2
: any of the genus Morbillivirus of paramyxoviruses

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