on·​co·​vi·​rus ˈäŋ-kō-ˌvī-rəs How to pronounce oncovirus (audio)
: any of the tumor-forming RNA viruses formerly grouped in a subfamily (Oncovirinae) of the family (Retroviridae) of retroviruses but now assigned to various genera throughout the family

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“Oncovirus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/oncovirus. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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