[ong-kawr-nuh-vahy-ruh s, -kawr-nuh-vahy-]

noun, plural on·cor·na·vi·rus·es. Pathology.

any of various RNA viruses that cause tumors in humans and other animals.

Also on·co·vi·rus [ong-kuh-] /ˈɒŋ kə-/.

Origin of oncornavirus

1965–70; onco- + RNA + virus
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oncornavirus in Medicine




A virus of the subfamily Oncovirinae; an RNA tumor virus.oncovirus
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