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Any of a group of paramyxoviruses which causes measles, rinderpest, and canine distemper.
- ‘Morbillivirus is a type of virus that causes serious disease in several species of animals and in people.’
- ‘The cause was also reported to be a morbillivirus, but the infection may have spread so widely because the animals' immune systems were compromised by pollutants.’
- ‘Measles is a highly contagious respiratory infection caused by the morbillivirus.’
- ‘Morbillivirus infections which were not documented in aquatic mammals until 1988,’
1970s: from Latin morbilli (plural of morbillus pustule, from morbus disease) + virus.
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