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parainfluenza virus

noun

Definition of parainfluenza virus

  1. :  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



1959

First Known Use of parainfluenza virus

1959


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parainfluenza virus

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

Medical Definition of parainfluenza virus

  1. :  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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