Sendai virus

noun
Sen·​dai virus | \ ˈsen-ˌdī- How to pronounce Sendai virus (audio) \

Medical Definition of Sendai virus

: a parainfluenza virus (species Sendai virus of the genus Respirovirus) first reported from Japan that infects swine, mice, and humans

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“Sendai virus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Sendai%20virus. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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