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parainfluenza virus

noun

Definition of PARAINFLUENZA VIRUS

:  any of several paramyxoviruses (genera Respirovirus and Rubulavirus) that are a frequent cause of infections (as croup) of the lower respiratory tract especially in infants and children

First Known Use of PARAINFLUENZA VIRUS

1959
Medical Dictionary

parainfluenza virus

noun para·in·flu·en·za virus \ˈpar-ə-ˌin-flü-ˌen-zə-\

Medical Definition of PARAINFLUENZA VIRUS

:  any of several single-stranded RNA viruses (genera Respirovirus and Rubulavirus) of the family Paramyxoviridae that are associated with or responsible for some respiratory infections especially in children—called also parainfluenza

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