Rous sarcoma

noun

: a sarcoma of chickens caused by a retrovirus (species Rous sarcoma virus of the genus Alpharetrovirus)

Word History

Etymology

F. Peyton Rous †1970 American physician

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Rous sarcoma was in 1914

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“Rous sarcoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rous%20sarcoma. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

Rous sarcoma

noun

: a readily transplantable malignant fibrosarcoma of chickens that is caused by the Rous sarcoma virus
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