papovavirus

[ puh-poh-vuh-vahy-ruh s ]
/ pəˈpoʊ vəˌvaɪ rəs /

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.

Origin of papovavirus

1962; pa(pilloma) + po(lyoma) + va(cuolating) (representing three virus groups in the order in which they became known) + virus
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Medicine definitions for papovavirus

papovavirus

[ pə-pōvə-vī′rəs ]

n.

A virus of the family Papovaviridae.
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