oncornavirus

[ ong-kawr-nuh-vahy-ruhs, -kawr-nuh-vahy- ]
/ ɒŋˈkɔr nəˌvaɪ rəs, -ˌkɔr nəˈvaɪ- /

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

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

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Origin of oncornavirus

1965–70; onco- + RNA + virus
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Medical definitions for oncornavirus

oncornavirus
[ ŏng-kôr′nə-vīrəs ]

n.

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