[par-uh-ee-buh; Portuguese pah-rah-ee-bah] /ˌpær əˈi bə; Portuguese ˌpɑ rɑˈi bɑ/
a state in E Brazil. 21,760 sq. mi. (56,360 sq. km).
Capital: João Pessoa.
a state of NE Brazil, on the Atlantic: consists of a coastal strip, with hills and plains inland; irrigated agriculture. Capital: João Pessoa. Pop: 3 494 893 (2002). Area: 56 371 sq km (21 765 sq miles)
Also called Paraíba do Sul (ˈduː sul). a river in SE Brazil, flowing southwest and then northeast to the Atlantic near Campos. Length: 1060 km (660 miles)
Also called Paraíba do Norte (ˈduː ˈnɔrtə). a river in NE Brazil, in Paraíba state, flowing northeast and east to the Atlantic. Length: 386 km (240 miles)
the former name (until 1930) of João Pessoa
[par-uh-in-floo-en-zuh] /ˌpær əˌɪn fluˈɛn zə/ noun, Pathology, Veterinary Pathology. 1. an influenzalike respiratory infection of animals and humans, caused by any of several paramyxoviruses.
- Parainfluenza 1 virus
parainfluenza 1 virus par·a·in·flu·en·za 1 virus (pār’ə-ĭn’flōō-ěn’zə) n. A paramyxovirus that causes acute laryngotracheitis in children and, sometimes, in adults. Also called hemadsorption virus type 2.
- Parainfluenza 2 virus
parainfluenza 2 virus n. A paramyxovirus associated with acute laryngotracheitis and croup in young children and minor upper respiratory infections in adults. Also called croup-associated virus.
- Parainfluenza 4 virus
parainfluenza 4 virus n. A paramyxovirus associated with minor respiratory illness in children.