borrowed from New Latin, from myxo- myxo- + virus virus; so named for their affinity for certain mucins
1954, in the meaning defined above
“Myxovirus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myxovirus. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.
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