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papillomavirus

[ pap-uh-loh-muh-vahy-ruhs ]
/ ˌpæp əˈloʊ məˌvaɪ rəs /
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noun, plural pap·il·lo·ma·vi·rus·es.
any of several viruses of the family Papovaviridae, containing circular DNA, causing papillomas in various animals and responsible for human genital warts.
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Origin of papillomavirus

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Medical definitions for papillomavirus (1 of 2)

papilloma virus

n.
A DNA virus of the genus Papillomavirus.

Medical definitions for papillomavirus (2 of 2)

Papillomavirus
[ păp′ə-lōmə-vī′rəs ]

n.
A genus of DNA-containing viruses including the papilloma and wart viruses of humans and other animals.
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