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n. pl. par·a·myx·o·vi·rus·es
Any of a family of single-stranded RNA viruses including the respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza viruses, and viruses that cause measles and mumps.


(Pathology) any single-strand RNA virus of the Paramyxoviridae family usually causing acute respiratory disease


(ˌpær əˈmɪk səˌvaɪ rəs, -ˌmɪk səˈvaɪ-)

n., pl. -rus•es.
any of various RNA-containing viruses of the family Paramyxoviridae, distinguished by a helical nucleocapsid surrounded by an envelope: includes viruses causing measles and mumps.
Also called myxovirus.
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Noun1.paramyxovirus - a group of viruses including those causing mumps and measles
myxovirus - any of a group of RNA viruses including those that cause influenza and mumps
respiratory syncytial virus - a paramyxovirus that forms syncytia in tissue culture and that is responsible for severe respiratory diseases such as bronchiolitis and bronchial pneumonia (especially in children)
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The virus, peste des petits ruminants (PPRV) is the cause of PPR that belongs to the family Paramyxoviridae, genus Morbillivirus.
Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus that belongs to the Morbillivirus genus of the family Paramyxoviridae.
Dr Wasim Khawaja from Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) said that measles is caused by virus of the genus Morbillivirus of the family paramyxoviridae.
Newcastle disease virus is categorised as a member of the family Paramyxoviridae in the genus Avulavirus.
The disease is caused by Canine Distemper Viras (CDV), a Morbillivirus of the Paramyxoviridae family (ICTV, 2014).
Measles ranks among the most communicable diseases which is caused by measles virus (MV) of genus Morbilivirus and Paramyxoviridae family (Fazlalipour et.
Se realizo el ensayo de transcripcion reversa de la reaccion en cadena de la polimerasa (RT-PCR) semi-anidado para la amplificacion de la region conservada de la polimerasa (gen Pol) utilizado para la deteccion de grupos de generos dentro de la familia Paramyxoviridae.
Its causative agent, the measles virus, is a single stranded negative sense RNA virus belonging to the Paramyxoviridae family [1].
Human parainfluenza viruses (HPIVs) are enveloped, negative-sense RNA viruses that belong to the family Paramyxoviridae for their poor growth in embryonated eggs and different antigenic sites from myxoviridae.
In vitro infections with respiratory syncytial virus and parainfluenza virus, both belonging to the paramyxoviridae, were only poorly blocked by the test substance.
PPR virus is a Morbillivirus of the Family Paramyxoviridae, RNA genome and has affinity for lymphoid and epithelial tissues of the GI tract, in which it produces characteristic lesions.
The objectives of this research are, first, to set up specific ISH techniques for the detection of viruses in FFPE tissues, including members of the families Asfarviridae, Bunyaviridae, Coronaviridae, Flaviviridae, Rhabdoviridae, Orthomyxoviridae, and Paramyxoviridae.