paramyxovirus definition

  • noun:
    • some of a group of viruses containing RNA and comparable to but larger and more adjustable in size as compared to relevant myxovirus. The paramyxoviruses are the Sendai virus, the parainfluenza viruses, as well as the viruses that can cause measles and mumps.
    • Any person in the Paramyxoviridae family of negative-sense single-stranded RNA viruses in charge of a number of human and animal conditions.
    • a small grouping of viruses including those causing mumps and measles

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