noun. a group of viruses including those causing mumps and measles.
Example sentences of the word paramyxovirus
Other lethal infections include retroviruses and paramyxovirus respiratory illness, as well as numerous bacterial infections such as septicemia, abscesses, infectious stomatitis (mouth rot), pneumonia and salmonella.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Canine distemper belongs to the paramyxovirus group, the same group to which the human measles virus belongs.