parainfluenza virus


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, in the meaning defined above

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parainfluenza virus

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

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