Nipah virus

noun
Ni·​pah virus | \ ˈnē-pə- How to pronounce Nipah virus (audio) \

Medical Definition of Nipah virus

: a single-stranded RNA virus of the family Paramyxoviridae (species Nipah virus of the genus Henipavirus) that has caused epidemics of respiratory disease in pigs and an often fatal encephalitis in humans in Malaysia, Singapore, and Bangladesh

Learn More about Nipah virus

Cite this Entry

“Nipah virus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Nipah%20virus. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

Comments on Nipah virus

What made you want to look up Nipah virus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Here Be Dragons: A Creature Identification Quiz

  • monster werewolf photo
  • Which is a synonym of werewolf?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!