Paramyxoviridae

noun plural
Para·​myxo·​vi·​ri·​dae | \ ˌpar-ə-ˌmik-sə-ˈvir-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Paramyxoviridae (audio) \

Medical Definition of Paramyxoviridae

: a family of large single-stranded RNA viruses that have a helical nucleocapsid and lipid-containing envelope and that include the parainfluenza viruses and the causative agents of canine distemper, measles, mumps, Newcastle disease, and rinderpest

Note: Respiratory syncytial virus and metapneumovirus were formerly classified in this family but are now classified as pneumoviruses.

— see morbillivirus, rubulavirus

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“Paramyxoviridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Paramyxoviridae. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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