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[puh-poh-vuh-vahy-ruh s]
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noun, plural pa·po·va·vi·rus·es. Pathology, Veterinary Pathology.
  1. any of a group of DNA-containing human and animal viruses, including polyoma viruses and some papillomaviruses, most of which produce tumors.
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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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papovavirus in Medicine


  1. A virus of the family Papovaviridae.
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