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myxovirus

noun myxo·vi·rus \ˈmik-sə-ˌvī-rəs\

Definition of MYXOVIRUS

:  any of a former family (Myxoviridae) of single-stranded RNA viruses that included the orthomyxoviruses and the paramyxoviruses
myxo·vi·ral \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

myxovirus

noun myxo·vi·rus \ˈmik-sə-ˌvī-rəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MYXOVIRUS

:  any of the viruses now classified in the families Orthomyxoviridae and Paramyxoviridae that were formerly included in a now rejected family (Myxoviridae)
myxo·vi·ral \ˌmik-sə-ˈvī-rəl\ adjective

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