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SV 40

or SV-40, SV40

[ es-vee-fawr-tee ]
/ ˈɛsˈviˈfɔr ti /
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noun
simian virus 40; a virus of the Papovaviridae family, originally isolated from kidney cells of healthy monkeys, and important in recombinant DNA and cancer research.
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Medical definitions for SV 40

SV40
[ ĕs′vē-fôrtē ]

n.
A virus that causes cancers in monkeys and that is used widely in genetic and medical research.
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