paramyxovirus

[ par-uh-mik-suh-vahy-ruh s, -mik-suh-vahy- ]
/ ˌpær əˈmɪk səˌvaɪ rəs, -ˌmɪk səˈvaɪ- /

noun, plural par·a·myx·o·vi·rus·es.

any of various RNA-containing viruses that are similar to but larger than the myxoviruses, including the viruses that cause mumps, measles, parainfluenza, and Newcastle disease.

Origin of paramyxovirus

First recorded in 1960–65; para-1 + myxovirus
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Medicine definitions for paramyxovirus (1 of 2)

paramyxovirus

[ păr′ə-mĭksə-vī′rəs ]

n.

A member of the genus Paramyxovirus.

Medicine definitions for paramyxovirus (2 of 2)

Paramyxovirus


n.

A genus of viruses that contain RNA and are similar to but larger and more variable in size than the related myxovirus; it includes the Sendai virus, the parainfluenza viruses, and the viruses that cause measles and mumps.
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