parainfluenza virus

noun

Definition of parainfluenza virus

: any of several paramyxoviruses (genera Respirovirus and Rubulavirus) that are a frequent cause of infections (such as croup) of the lower respiratory tract especially in infants and children

First Known Use of parainfluenza virus

1959

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parainfluenza virus

noun para·in·flu·en·za virus \ ˈpar-ə-ˌin-flü-ˌen-zə- \

medical Definition of parainfluenza virus

: any of several single-stranded RNA viruses (genera Respirovirus and Rubulavirus) of the family Paramyxoviridae that are associated with or responsible for some respiratory infections especially in children called also parainfluenza

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