[ par-uh-mik-suh-vahy-ruhs, -mik-suh-vahy- ]

noun,plural par·a·myx·o·vi·rus·es.
  1. 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

Words Nearby paramyxovirus Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024