paramyxovirus


para·myxo·vi·rus

noun \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

Origin of PARAMYXOVIRUS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1962

para·myxo·vi·rus

noun \ˌpar-ə-ˈmik-sə-ˌvī-rəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PARAMYXOVIRUS

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

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