Parainfluenza



[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.

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  • Parainfluenza 2 virus

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