SV 40

or SV-40, SV40

[ es-vee-fawr-tee ]
/ ˈɛsˌviˈfɔr ti /


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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for sv40

[ ĕs′vē-fôrtē ]


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