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measles virus

measles virus in Medicine

measles virus n.
An RNA virus of the genus Morbillivirus that causes measles in humans. Also called rubeola virus.

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  • You, for instance, couldn't catch tobacco mosaic virus, and the tobacco plant can't catch the measles virus.

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