A genus in the family Paramyxoviridae, including measles, canine distemper, and bovine rinderpest viruses.
- equine M. a species causing a fatal respiratory disease in horses and humans in Australia, with encephalitis also seen in some human cases. SYN: Hendra virus.

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mor·bil·li·vi·rus -.vī-rəs n
1) cap a genus of single-stranded RNA viruses of the family Paramyxoviridae that includes the causative agents of measles, canine distemper, and rinderpest
2) any of the genus Morbillivirus of paramyxoviruses

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Mor·bil·li·vi·rus (mor-bilґĭ-vi″rəs) [L. morbilli measles + virus] measles-like viruses; a genus of viruses of the subfamily Paramyxovirinae (family Paramyxoviridae) comprising the agents of measles, canine distemper, rinderpest, and peste des petits ruminants. morbilliviral adj

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • morbillivirus — mȯr¦bilə¦vīrəs noun Etymology: New Latin, from morbillus spot on skin, pustule (from Medieval Latin) + i + virus more at morbilli : any of a genus (Morbillivirus) of paramyxoviruses that include the causative agents of measles and canine… …   Useful english dictionary

  • morbillivirus — n. (Virology) type of virus in which infection may cause acute disease in their host or result in degenerative conditions (eg. measles virus) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • morbillivirus — [mɔ: bɪlɪˌvʌɪrəs] noun Medicine any of a group of paramyxoviruses which causes measles, rinderpest, and canine distemper. Origin 1970s: from L. morbilli (plural of morbillus pustule , from morbus disease ) + virus …   English new terms dictionary

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