papovavirus

noun
pa·​po·​va·​vi·​rus | \ pə-ˈpō-və-ˌvī-rəs How to pronounce papovavirus (audio) \

Definition of papovavirus

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

First Known Use of papovavirus

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for papovavirus

papilloma + polyoma + vacuolating + virus

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The first known use of papovavirus was in 1935

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“Papovavirus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/papovavirus. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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papovavirus

noun
pa·​po·​va·​vi·​rus | \ pə-ˈpō-və-ˌvī-rəs How to pronounce papovavirus (audio) \

Medical Definition of papovavirus

: any of the papillomaviruses and polyomaviruses

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