Morbillivirus meaning

môr-bĭlĭ-vīrəs
Any of a genus of paramyxoviruses, including the causal agents of measles and rinderpest, that infect humans and other vertebrates.
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Any of a genus of paramyxoviruses, including the causal agents of measles and rinderpest, that infect humans and other vertebrates.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Paramyxoviridae — several viruses that cause diseases in mammals, including measles.
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Origin of morbillivirus

  • New Latin morbillī measles (from Medieval Latin pustules, pox) (pl. of morbillus pustule) (from diminutive of Latin morbus disease mer- in Indo-European roots) virus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition