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n. pl. or·tho·myx·o·vi·rus·es
Any of a family of single-stranded RNA viruses, including the virus that causes influenza.

[ortho-, correct (from the fact that the viruses cause influenza, in contrast to the paramyxoviruses causing parainfluenza ) + myxovirus.]
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(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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Noun1.orthomyxovirus - a group of viruses including those causing influenza
myxovirus - any of a group of RNA viruses including those that cause influenza and mumps
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n. ortomixovirus, familia de virus a la cual pertenecen los tres grupos de virus de la influenza.
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