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paramyxovirus

[ par-uh-mik-suh-vahy-ruhs, -mik-suh-vahy- ]
/ 藢p忙r 蓹藞m瑟k s蓹藢va瑟 r蓹s, -藢m瑟k s蓹藞va瑟- /
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noun, plural par路a路myx路o路vi路rus路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.
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Origin of paramyxovirus

First recorded in 1960鈥65; para-1 + myxovirus
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