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Related to orthomyxovirus: paramyxovirus
any of a family of RNA viruses that cause influenza. Replication occurs in the nucleus and cytoplasm, and assembly is by budding on the plasma membrane. Genera include Influenzavirus A,Influenzavirus B, and Influenzavirus C.
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n. pl. orthomyxovi·ruses
Any of a family of single-stranded RNA viruses, including the virus that causes influenza.
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