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n. pl. myx·o·vi·rus·es
A paramyxovirus or orthomyxovirus.
(Pathology) any of a group of viruses that cause influenza, mumps, and certain other diseases
or•tho•myx•o•vi•rus(ˌɔr θəˈmɪk səˌvaɪ rəs, -ˌmɪk səˈvaɪ-)
n., pl. -rus•es.
any of several RNA-containing viruses, family Orthomyxoviridae, that are spherical or oval and have an envelope: includes viruses that cause influenza. Also called myxovirus.
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|Noun||1.||myxovirus - any of a group of RNA viruses including those that cause influenza and mumps|
animal virus - an animal pathogen that is a virus
orthomyxovirus - a group of viruses including those causing influenza
paramyxovirus - a group of viruses including those causing mumps and measles