para-myxovirus

paramyxovirus

[par-uh-mik-suh-vahy-ruhs, -mik-suh-vahy-]
noun, plural paramyxoviruses.
any of various RNA-containing viruses that are similar to but larger than the myxoviruses, including the viruses that cause mumps, measles, parainfluenza, and Newcastle disease.

Origin:
1960–65; para-1 + myxovirus

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paramyxovirus par·a·myx·o·vi·rus (pār'ə-mĭk'sə-vī'rəs)
n.
A member of the genus Paramyxovirus.

Paramyxovirus n.
A genus of viruses that contain RNA and are similar to but larger and more variable in size than the related myxovirus; it includes the Sendai virus, the parainfluenza viruses, and the viruses that cause measles and mumps.

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