myxovirus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From myxo- +‎ virus, from Ancient Greek μύξα (múxa, mucus), because they react with mucin (mucoprotein) on the surface of red blood cells.

Noun[edit]

myxovirus (plural myxoviruses)

  1. Any of a group of RNA viruses of the Orthomyxoviridae and Paramyxoviridae families.

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