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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or designating any of a group of paramyxoviruses that are similar to the viruses that cause influenza and are associated with various respiratory infections, especially in children.

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  • n. Any of a group of single-stranded RNA viruses belonging to the paramyxovirus family, which are the second most common cause of lower respiratory tract infection in younger children.

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para- +‎ influenza

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