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oncornavirus

[ong-kawr-nuh-vahy-ruh s, -kawr-nuh-vahy-]
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noun, plural on·cor·na·vi·rus·es. Pathology.
  1. any of various RNA viruses that cause tumors in humans and other animals.
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Also on·co·vi·rus [ong-kuh-] /ˈɒŋ kə-/.

Origin of oncornavirus

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

oncornavirus

(ŏng-kôr′nə-vīrəs)
n.
  1. A virus of the subfamily Oncovirinae; an RNA tumor virus.oncovirus
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