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View in Spanish: Paramixovirus

Paramyxovirus (pa-ruh-MIK-suh-VY-rus)
A type of virus that has hemagglutinin-neuraminidase proteins in the outer coat and RNA as the genetic material. Measles (rubeola) virus, mumps virus, and Newcastle disease virus are paramyxoviruses.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.