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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Origin and Etymology of 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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