[pap-uh-loh-muh-vahy-ruh s]

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.

Origin of papillomavirus Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

papillomavirus in Medicine




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