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any of numerous RNA viruses, some of which cause disease, now distinguished as either orthomyxoviruses or paramyxoviruses.


Term formerly used for viruses with an affinity for mucins, now included in the families Orthomyxoviridae and Paramyxoviridae. The myxoviruses included influenza virus, parainfluenza virus, respiratory syncytial virus, measles virus, and mumps virus.


n. pl. myxovi·ruses
A paramyxovirus or orthomyxovirus.


A gene on chromosome 21q22.3 that encodes a dynamin-like GTPase which acts as a cell-autonomous host restriction factor against many viral pathogens, including influenza viruses, rhabdovirus VSV, bunyavirus LACV, Thogoto virus, measles virus, Hanta virus, Coxsackie virus CVB, Rift Valley fever virus, HBV, and Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus.