para-influenza virus


noun

any of a group of viruses that cause respiratory infections with influenza-like symptoms, esp in children

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Medical definitions for para-influenza virus

parainfluenza virus

n.

Any of five types of viruses of the genus Paramyxovirus that are associated with various respiratory infections, especially in children.
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