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Pol·y·o·ma·vi·rus

(pol'ē-ō'mă-vī'rŭs),
A genus of viruses (family Papovaviridae) containing DNA (MW 3 × 106), having virions about 45 nm in diameter, and including viruses oncogenic for animals; includes the polyoma virus of rodents, vacuolating viruses (SV40) of primates, and the BK and JC viruses of humans.
[poly- + G. -ōma, tumor]

polyomavirus

/poly·o·ma·vi·rus/ any member of the subfamily Polyomavirinae.

Polyomavirus

/Poly·o·ma·vi·rus/ (-vi″rus) polyomaviruses; a genus of viruses of the subfamily Polyomavirinae (family Papovaviridae) that induce tumors in experimental animals; two, BK virus and JC virus, infect humans, and others, including simian virus 40 (SV40), infect other mammals.

polyomavirus

(pŏl′ē-ō′mə-vī′rəs)
n.
Any of a genus of DNA viruses that infect birds and mammals and induce tumors in certain rodents.

polyomavirus

A small icosahedral, double-stranded oncogenic DNA virus of the Papovaviridae family, which may be used to induce experimental tumours in mice. The polyomavirus may be identified in both domestic and wild rodents.

Pol·y·o·ma·vi·rus

(pol'ē-ō'mă-vī'rŭs)
A genus of viruses oncogenic for animals; includes the polyoma virus of rodents, and the BK and JC viruses of humans.
[poly- + G. -ōma, tumor]

Polyomavirus

a genus in the family Papovaviridae that includes simian virus 40 and polyomavirus, both of which cause tumors in rodents and have been extensively studied as models of oncogenic DNA viruses. A polyoma-like virus may cause an acute disease in psittacine birds.
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Whether TSV infections persist is not known, but this persistence is likely on the basis of results for other polyomavirus infections.
Despite numerous reports describing seroprevalence for human polyomaviruses, less is known about seroconversion or signs and symptoms of primary polyomavirus infection (13,14,20).