leukovirus

noun
leu·​ko·​vi·​rus
variants: or chiefly British leucovirus \ ˈlü-​kō-​ˌvī-​rəs How to pronounce leukovirus (audio) \

Medical Definition of leukovirus

: any of various retroviruses (as the Rous sarcoma virus) that cause tumors in animals

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“Leukovirus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/leukovirus. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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