Origin and Etymology of papillomavirus
First Known Use: 1960
Medical Definition of papillomavirus
1 capitalized : the sole genus in a family (Papillomaviridae) of double-stranded DNA viruses that contain a single molecule of DNA, have a capsid composed of 72 capsomers, and cause papillomas in mammals
2: any of the genus Papillomavirus of double-stranded DNA viruses
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