metapneumovirus

noun
meta·​pneu·​mo·​vi·​rus | \ ˌme-tə-ˈn(y)ü-mō-ˌvī-rəs How to pronounce metapneumovirus (audio) \
plural metapneumoviruses

Definition of metapneumovirus

: any of a genus (Metapneumovirus) of pneumoviruses that cause respiratory infections chiefly in humans and birds especially : human metapneumovirus Humans are believed to have passed metapneumovirus to mountain gorillas in Africa. — Jim Robbins

First Known Use of metapneumovirus

2001, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for metapneumovirus

borrowed from New Latin, from meta- meta- + Pneumovirus pneumovirus

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“Metapneumovirus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metapneumovirus. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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metapneumovirus

noun
meta·​pneu·​mo·​vi·​rus | \ ˌmet-ə-ˈn(y)ü-mō-ˌvī-rəs How to pronounce metapneumovirus (audio) \

Medical Definition of metapneumovirus

1 Metapneumovirus : a genus of pneumoviruses that cause respiratory infections chiefly in humans and birds
2 : any virus of the genus Metapneumovirus especially : human metapneumovirus

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