[mik-suh-vahy-ruh s, mik-suh-vahy-] /ˈmɪk səˌvaɪ rəs, ˌmɪk səˈvaɪ-/
noun, plural myxoviruses.
any of a group of medium-sized, RNA-containing having a helical envelope, infectious to humans and other animals and a cause of influenza.
any of a group of viruses that cause influenza, mumps, and certain other diseases
myxovirus myx·o·vi·rus (mĭk’sə-vī’rəs)
Formerly, any of a group of RNA-containing viruses with an affinity for mucins, now included in the families of Orthomyxoviridae and Paramyxoviridae. These viruses include the influenza virus, parainfluenza virus, respiratory syncytial virus, and measles virus.
abbreviation 1. Mozambique standard, file format The file signature of an MS-DOS executable (.EXE) file (0x4d 5a), always the first two bytes of the file. It was reportedly invented by, and named after, a Microsoft programmer, Mark Zbikowski. In Unix systems, the string MZ is the magic number that identifies an MS-DOS EXE file. (2003-06-10) […]
/əmˈzʌnsɪ/ noun (South African) 1. a low-cost national bankinɡ account
/əmˈzeɪ/ noun 1. an old person adjective 2. advanced in years