[puh-poh-vuh-vahy-ruh s]

noun, plural pa·po·va·vi·rus·es. Pathology, Veterinary Pathology.

any of a group of DNA-containing human and animal viruses, including polyoma viruses and some papillomaviruses, most of which produce tumors.

Nearby words

  1. papistly,
  2. papistry,
  3. papoose,
  4. papoose-root,
  5. papovaviridae,
  6. papp,
  7. papp, joseph,
  8. pappadam,
  9. pappardelle,
  10. pappenheimer

Origin of papovavirus

1962; pa(pilloma) + po(lyoma) + va(cuolating) (representing three virus groups in the order in which they became known) + virus Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for papovavirus




A virus of the family Papovaviridae.

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