noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek myxa + New Latin virus virus; from its affinity for certain mucins Date: 1955 any of a former family (Myxoviridae) of single-stranded RNA viruses that included the paramyxoviruses and the orthomyxoviruses • myxoviral adjective

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  • MYXOVIRUS — Nom d’une famille de virus comprenant le groupe des orthomyxovirus (souvent désignés comme «myxovirus») et celui des paramyxovirus. Dans cette famille, la forme des virions est similaire et une propriété est commune: la capacité d’agglutiner les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • myxovirus — [mik′sə vī΄rəs] n. any paramyxovirus or orthomyxovirus: a name for viruses of a former family that is now subdivided into two separate families …   English World dictionary

  • Myxovirus — Virus respiratoire syncytial (paramyxovirus) par imagerie microscopique Les Myxovirus désigne les virus des groupes orthomyxoviridae (souvent désignés comme « myxovirus ») et paramyxoviridae. Dans cette famille, la forme des virions est …   Wikipédia en Français

  • myxovirus — /mik seuh vuy reuhs, mik seuh vuy /, n., pl. myxoviruses. any of a group of medium sized, RNA containing viruses having a helical envelope, infectious to humans and other animals and a cause of influenza. Cf. paramyxovirus. [1950 55; < NL; see… …   Universalium

  • myxovirus — noun any of a group of RNA viruses of Orthomyxoviridae and Paramyxoviridae families …   Wiktionary

  • myxovirus — Term formerly used for viruses with an affinity for mucins, now included in the families Orthomyxoviridae and Paramyxoviridae. The myxoviruses included influenza virus, parainfluenza virus, respiratory syncytial virus, measles …   Medical dictionary

  • Myxovirus — Myxo|vi̱rus [↑myxo... u. ↑Virus] s; ,̱ren (meist Mehrz.): Gruppe von Viren, die vorwiegend die Schleimhäute befallen und charakteristische Krankheitsbilder hervorrufen (z. B. Grippe, Masern) …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • myxovirus — [ mɪksə(ʊ)ˌvʌɪrəs] noun any of a group of RNA viruses including the influenza virus …   English new terms dictionary

  • myxovirus — myxo·virus …   English syllables

  • myxovirus — 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 …   The new mediacal dictionary

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