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myxovirus

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noun myxo·vi·rus \ˈmik-sə-ˌvī-rəs\

Definition of myxovirus

  1. :  any of a former family (Myxoviridae) of single-stranded RNA viruses that included the orthomyxoviruses and the paramyxoviruses

myxo·vi·ral play \ˌmik-sə-ˈvī-rəl\ adjective


Origin of myxovirus

New Latin, from Greek myxa + New Latin virus virus; from its affinity for certain mucins


First Known Use: 1955


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myxovirus

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noun myxo·vi·rus \ˈmik-sə-ˌvī-rəs\

Medical Definition of myxovirus

  1. :  any of the viruses now classified in the families Orthomyxoviridae and Paramyxoviridae that were formerly included in a now rejected family (Myxoviridae)

  2. myxo·vi·ral \ˌmik-sə-ˈvī-rəl\play adjective




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