DNA virus


noun

any virus containing DNA.

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Medical definitions for DNA virus

DNA virus

n.

A virus whose nucleic acid core is composed of DNA, such as any of the adenoviruses, papovaviruses, herpesviruses, or poxviruses.
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Scientific definitions for DNA virus

DNA virus

A virus whose genome is composed of DNA. Compare RNA virus.
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