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myxovirus

[ mik-suh-vahy-ruhs, mik-suh-vahy- ]
/ ˈmɪk səˌvaɪ rəs, ˌmɪk səˈvaɪ- /
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noun, plural myx·o·vi·rus·es.
any of a group of medium-sized, RNA-containing viruses having a helical envelope, infectious to humans and other animals and a cause of influenza.
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Origin of myxovirus

From New Latin, dating back to 1950–55; see origin at myxo-, virus

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British Dictionary definitions for myxovirus

myxovirus
/ (ˈmɪksəʊˌvaɪərəs) /

noun
any of a group of viruses that cause influenza, mumps, and certain other diseases
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