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mumps virus


Definition: a virus of the genus Rubulavirus, family Paramyxoviridae, causing parotitis in humans, sometimes with complications of orchitis, oophoritis, pancreatitis, meningoencephalitis, and others, and transmitted by infectious salivary secretions.

Synonym(s): epidemic parotitis virus

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