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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A paramyxovirus that causes respiratory tract infections in mice, rats, and other mammals, used in the laboratory to induce the formation of hybridoma cells that produce monoclonal antibodies.

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  • noun a virus, of genus Paramyxovirus, found in mice but is not pathogenic for humans; it has the ability to generate heterokaryons by fusing cells

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After Sendai.]

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