Medical Dictionary

papillomavirus

noun pap·il·lo·ma·vi·rus \ˌpap-ə-ˈlō-mə-ˌvī-rəs\

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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