myxovirus

noun myxo·vi·rus \ ˈmik-sə-ˌvī-rəs \

Definition of myxovirus

: any of a former family (Myxoviridae) of single-stranded RNA viruses that included the orthomyxoviruses and the paramyxoviruses

myxoviral

play \ˌmik-sə-ˈvī-rəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of myxovirus

borrowed from New Latin, from myxo- myxo- + virus virus; so named for their affinity for certain mucins


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myxovirus

noun myxo·vi·rus \ ˈmik-sə-ˌvī-rəs \

medical Definition of myxovirus

: any of the viruses now classified in the families Orthomyxoviridae and Paramyxoviridae that were formerly included in a now rejected family (Myxoviridae)

myxoviral

play \ˌmik-sə-ˈvī-rəl\ adjective

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