paramyxovirus

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

Definition of paramyxovirus

  1. :  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

New Latin


First Known Use: 1962


Medical Dictionary

paramyxovirus

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

Medical Definition of paramyxovirus

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


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