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 and Etymology of papovavirus

papilloma + polyoma + vacuolating + virus


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papovavirus

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

medical Definition of papovavirus

: any of the papillomaviruses and polyomaviruses

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