Definition of paramyxovirus in English:


Syllabification: par·a·myx·o·vi·rus
Pronunciation: /ˌparəˈmiksəˌvīrəs


  • Any of a group of RNA viruses similar to the myxoviruses but larger and hemolytic, including those causing mumps, measles, distemper, rinderpest, and various respiratory infections (parainfluenza).
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    • Respiratory syncytial virus is a paramyxovirus of the genus pneumovirus.
    • The scientists working on the cause of SARS have already focused their attention on a coronavirus after an initial suspicion that a paramyxovirus might be the cause.
    • Measles is caused by a paramyxovirus and usually affects children.

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