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myxovirus


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n. one of a group of RNA-containing viruses that are associated with various diseases in animals and humans. The orthomyxoviruses cause diseases of the respiratory tract, most notably influenza. The related paramyxoviruses include the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and the agents that cause measles, mumps, and parainfluenza.

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