Meaning of paramyxovirus

par•a•myx•o•vi•rus

Pronunciation: (par"u-mik'su-vī"rus, -mik"su-vī'-), [key]
— pl. -rus•es.
  1. any of various RNA-containing viruses that are similar to but larger than the myxoviruses, including the viruses that cause mumps, measles, parainfluenza, and Newcastle disease.
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