Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of a group of DNA-containing viruses that are associated with or cause papillomas or polyomas in animals.

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  • n. Any of a group of viruses that cause papillomas or polyomas in animals.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of a group of animal viruses associated with or causing papillomas or polyomas

Etymologies

pa(pilloma) + po(lyoma) + va(cuolation) + virus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • He too had Pneumocystis carinii, as well as Candida albicans, also a fungal infection, and papovavirus, which causes regular warts in most people but in his case had led to supersized growths on his hands, forearms, and legs.

    No Place Left to Bury the Dead

  • These were important results for understanding the biology of this papovavirus and helped move the laboratory into a very rapidly advancing field of research - the molecular and cell biology of tumor viruses.

    Phillip A. Sharp - Autobiography

  • Within a short time polyoma virus became the main interest of my laboratory, to be joined, a few years later by SV40, another papovavirus.

    Renato Dulbecco - Nobel Lecture

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