morbillivirus

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noun mor·bil·li·vi·rus \mȯr-ˈbi-lə-ˌvī-rəs\

Definition of morbillivirus

  1. :  any of a genus (Morbillivirus) of paramyxoviruses that include the causative agents of canine distemper, measles, and rinderpest

Origin and Etymology of morbillivirus

New Latin, from morbillus spot on the skin, pustule (from Medieval Latin, diminutive of Latin morbus) + virus


First Known Use: 1977


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morbillivirus

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noun mor·bil·li·vi·rus \-ˌvī-rəs\

Medical Definition of morbillivirus

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of single-stranded RNA viruses of the family Paramyxoviridae that includes the causative agents of measles, canine distemper, and rinderpest

  2. 2:  any of the genus Morbillivirus of paramyxoviruses


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