foamy virus

noun
\ ˈfō-mē How to pronounce foamy virus (audio) \

Medical Definition of foamy virus

: any of a genus (Spumavirus) of nonpathogenic retroviruses that occur in mammals and are sometimes transmitted to humans from nonhuman primates

called also spumavirus

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“Foamy virus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/foamy%20virus. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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