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A genus of viruses (family Paramyxoviridae) that includes parainfluenza viruses (types 1 and 3).
paramyxovirus/para·myxo·vi·rus/ (-mik´so-vi″rus) any virus of the family Paramyxoviridae.
1. a genus of viruses (family Paramyxoviridae) that cause chiefly respiratory infections in a variety of vertebrate hosts; included are mumps and parainfluenza viruses.
n. pl. paramyxovi·ruses
Any of a family of single-stranded RNA viruses including the respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza viruses, and viruses that cause measles and mumps.
Etymology: Gk, para + myxa, mucus; L, virus, poison
a member of a family of viruses that includes the organisms that cause parainfluenza, mumps, and some respiratory infections.
A genus of viruses that includes Newcastle disease, mumps, and the parainfluenza viruses (types 1-4).
A genus of viruses that includes the causative agent of mumps.
Mentioned in: Mumps
a member of the family Paramyxoviridae.
a disease of pigs in Mexico, believed to be caused by a paramyxovirus. In addition to encephalomyelitis, there is reproductive failure and corneal opacity. Called also porcine blue eye disease. Mexican blue eye. Paramyxovirus-like agents have also been associated with encephalomyelitis in domestic and large exotic Felidae.