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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



paramyxovirus  listen  (PAYR-uh-MIK-suh-VY-rus)

  A type of virus that has hemagglutinin-neuraminidase proteins in the outer coat and RNA as the genetic material. Measles (rubeola) virus, mumps virus, and Newcastle disease virus are paramyxoviruses.