polyoma virus

[pol-ee-oh-muh]
noun
  1. a small DNA-containing virus, of the papovavirus group, that can produce a variety of tumors in mice, hamsters, rabbits, and rats.

Origin of polyoma virus

First recorded in 1955–60; poly- + -oma
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