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parainfluenza

[par-uh-in-floo-en-zuh]
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noun Pathology, Veterinary Pathology.
  1. an influenzalike respiratory infection of animals and humans, caused by any of several paramyxoviruses.
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Origin of parainfluenza

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