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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.
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(Pathology) any single-strand RNA virus of the Paramyxoviridae family usually causing acute respiratory disease
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(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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Suspected paramyxovirus 3 infection associated with pancreatitis and nervous signs in Neophema parakeets.
Molecular characterization and epitope mapping of fusion (F) and hemagglutinin (HN) genes of avian paramyxovirus serotype I from peacocks in Pakistan.
Surprisingly, the Nigerian genotype VIg isolates share a high degree of phylogenetic relationship with the Russian, Egyptian, and Ukrainian isolates whereas the genotype VIh isolates are more related to the pigeon paramyxovirus isolated from wild birds in Kenya (Figure 1(a)).
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For the second lecture on Paramyxovirus, crossover of students was done in such a way that Control-group of the previous session was chosen to receive the experimental model so they become Study-group.
Stargazing can also be caused by a virus called paramyxovirus (PMV-1).
Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis and other paramyxovirus infections.
New Castle or Ranikhet is a serious paramyxovirus disease of poultry and other birds.
Measles is a highly contagious viral infection of the respiratory system, immune system, and skin caused by a paramyxovirus of the genus Morbillivirus.
Newcastle disease (ND) is a highly contagious viral infection of avian species especially poultry caused by Newcastle disease virus (NDV), a Paramyxovirus called avian Paramyxovirus type 1 (APMV-1).
As a paramyxovirus, NDV cRNA is totally encapsidated by the NP protein that protects cRNA from degradation by cellular nucleases.