papillomavirus

noun pap·il·lo·ma·vi·rus \ ˌpa-pə-ˈlō-mə-ˌvī-rəs \

Definition of papillomavirus

:any of a family (Papillomaviridae) of viruses that contain a single molecule of circular double-stranded DNA and cause papillomas in mammals — compare human papillomavirus

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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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