Influenzavirus

[ĭn′flōō-ĕnzə-vī′rəs]

n.

A genus of the Orthomyxoviridae family, including the viruses that cause influenza A and B; each type has a stable nucleoprotein group antigen common to all strains of the type, but distinct from that of the other type.

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