Influenza virus



influenza virus n.
Any of three viruses of the genus Influenzavirus designated type A, type B, and type C, that cause influenza and influenzalike infections.

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  • Influenzavirus

    Influenzavirus In·flu·en·za·vi·rus (ĭn’flōō-ěn’zə-vī’rəs) n. A genus of the Orthomyxoviridae family, including the viruses that cause influenza A and B; each type has a stable nucleoprotein group antigen common to all strains of the type, but distinct from that of the other type.

  • Influenza virus type a

    influenza virus type A n. A myxovirus of the genus Influenzavirus, antigenically varying from influenza virus type B and influenza virus type C, that causes acute respiratory illness in humans.



  • Influenza virus type b

    influenza virus type B n. A myxovirus of the genus Influenza, antigenically varying from influenza virus type A and influenza virus type C, that causes various respiratory illnesses in humans.

  • Influenza virus type c

    influenza virus type C n. A myxovirus of the genus Influenzavirus, antigenically varying from influenza virus type A and influenza virus type B, that causes respiratory illness in humans.



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