pneumovirus

noun
pneu·​mo·​vi·​rus | \ ˈn(y)ü-mō-ˌvī-rəs How to pronounce pneumovirus (audio) \
plural pneumoviruses

Definition of pneumovirus

: any of a family (Pneumoviridae) of single-stranded RNA viruses that have a filamentous or spherical virion with a lipid-containing envelope, typically cause respiratory infections in mammals and birds, include the respiratory syncytial virus and metapneumovirus, and were formerly classified as paramyxoviruses Birds infected with avian pneumovirus experience nasal discharge, coughing, tracheal rales, conjunctivitis and sinusitis.— Branden Peterson

First Known Use of pneumovirus

1979, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pneumovirus

borrowed from New Latin, from pneumo- pneumo- + virus virus

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“Pneumovirus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pneumovirus. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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pneumovirus

noun
pneu·​mo·​vi·​rus | \ ˈn(y)ü-mō-ˌvī-rəs How to pronounce pneumovirus (audio) \

Medical Definition of pneumovirus

: any of a family (Pneumoviridae) of single-stranded RNA viruses that have a filamentous or spherical virion with a lipid-containing envelope, typically cause respiratory infections in mammals and birds, include the respiratory syncytial virus and metapneumovirus, and were formerly classified as paramyxoviruses

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