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any of a family of viruses, including those that cause mumps, measles, and newcastle disease, and the parainfluenza viruses.
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A genus of viruses (family Paramyxoviridae) that includes parainfluenza viruses (types 1 and 3).
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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.
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A genus of viruses that includes Newcastle disease, mumps, and the parainfluenza viruses (types 1-4).
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A genus of viruses that includes the causative agent of mumps.
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