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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
par•a•myx•o•vi•rus(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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|Noun||1.||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)