Share this entry

Share this page

myxovirus

Syllabification: myx·o·vi·rus
Pronunciation: /ˈmiksōˌvīrəs
 
/

Definition of myxovirus in English:

noun

Any of a group of RNA viruses, including the influenza virus.
Example sentences
  • On the other hand, Flu is caused by a virus called myxovirus which spreads faster than the common cold virus.
  • This realization of the helical symmetry of the myxoviruses laid the foundation for the understanding of the symmetry of other complex groups of viruses such as rabies virus and granulosis virus.
  • These results suggested that possible precursor viruses for highly pathogenic avian myxoviruses are still brought into Japan by migratory waterfowls.

Definition of myxovirus in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day peart
Pronunciation: pərt
adjective
lively; cheerful