parainfluenza

[ par-uh-in-floo-en-zuh ]
/ ˌpær əˌɪn fluˈɛn zə /

noun Pathology, Veterinary Pathology.

an influenzalike respiratory infection of animals and humans, caused by any of several paramyxoviruses.

Origin of parainfluenza

First recorded in 1955–60; para-1 + influenza
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