Any of a group of paramyxoviruses that cause measles, rinderpest, and canine distemper.
More example sentences
- Measles is a highly contagious respiratory infection caused by the morbillivirus.
- The cause was also reported to be a morbillivirus, but the infection may have spread so widely because the animals' immune systems were compromised by pollutants.
- Morbillivirus infections which were not documented in aquatic mammals until 1988,
1970s: from Latin morbilli (plural of morbillus 'pustule', from morbus 'disease') + virus.
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