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morbillivirus

noun mor·bil·li·vi·rus \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
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Origin of MORBILLIVIRUS

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

morbillivirus

noun mor·bil·li·vi·rus \-ˌvī-rəs\

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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