paramyxovirus

noun
para·​myxo·​vi·​rus | \ˌper-ə-ˈmik-sə-ˌvī-rəs, ˌpa-rə-\

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

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Wild animals could be used as bioterrorist weapons to spread infectious diseases such as monkeypox, which can be fatal for humans, or avian paramyxovirus, a disease carried by exotic birds that can spread to poultry. National Geographic, "The World Has a Chance to Make the Wild Animal Trade More Humane," 26 Feb. 2016

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First Known Use of paramyxovirus

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for paramyxovirus

New Latin

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paramyxovirus

noun
para·​myxo·​vi·​rus | \ˌpar-ə-ˈmik-sə-ˌvī-rəs \

Medical Definition of paramyxovirus 

: any of the family Paramyxoviridae of single-stranded RNA viruses — compare myxovirus

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