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paramyxovirus

noun para·myxo·vi·rus \ˌpa-rə-ˈmik-sə-ˌvī-rəs\

Definition of PARAMYXOVIRUS

:  any of a family (Paramyxoviridae) of single-stranded RNA viruses that include the parainfluenza viruses, the respiratory syncytial virus, and the causative agents of canine distemper, measles, mumps, Newcastle disease, and rinderpest
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Origin of PARAMYXOVIRUS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1962
Medical Dictionary

paramyxovirus

noun para·myxo·vi·rus \ˌpar-ə-ˈmik-sə-ˌvī-rəs\

Medical Definition of PARAMYXOVIRUS

:  any of the family Paramyxoviridae of single-stranded RNA viruses—compare myxovirus

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