Definition of paramyxovirus
: any of a family (Paramyxoviridae) of single-stranded RNA viruses that include the parainfluenza viruses, the respiratory syncytial virus, and the causative agents of canine distemper, measles, mumps, Newcastle disease, and rinderpest
Origin and Etymology of paramyxovirus
First Known Use: 1962
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