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papovavirus

noun pa·po·va·vi·rus \pə-ˈpō-və-ˌvī-rəs\

Definition of PAPOVAVIRUS

:  any of a former family (Papovaviridae) of double-stranded DNA viruses that included the papillomaviruses and polyomaviruses

Origin of PAPOVAVIRUS

papilloma + polyoma + vacuolating + virus
First Known Use: 1935

papovavirus

noun pa·po·va·vi·rus \pə-ˈpō-və-ˌvī-rəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PAPOVAVIRUS

:  any of the papillomaviruses and polyomaviruses

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