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oncornavirus

[ong-kawr-nuh-vahy-ruh s, -kawr-nuh-vahy-] /ɒŋˈkɔr nəˌvaɪ rəs, -ˌkɔr nəˈvaɪ-/
noun, plural oncornaviruses. Pathology.
1.
any of various RNA viruses that cause tumors in humans and other animals.
Also, oncovirus
[ong-kuh-] /ˈɒŋ kə-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of oncornavirus
1965-1970
1965-70; onco- + RNA + virus
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oncovirus in Medicine

oncovirus on·co·vi·rus (ŏng'kō-vī'rəs)
n.
See oncornavirus.

oncornavirus on·cor·na·vi·rus (ŏng-kôr'nə-vī'rəs)
n.
A virus of the subfamily Oncovirinae; an RNA tumor virus. Also called oncovirus.

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