Rous sarcoma virus


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Rous sar·co·ma vi·rus (RSV),

(rows),
a sarcoma-producing virus of the Avian type C retroviruses (leukosis-sarcoma complex), family Retroviridae identified by Rous in 1911.

Rous sar·co·ma vi·rus

(RSV) (rows sahr-kō'mă vī'rŭs)
A sarcoma-producing virus of the avian leukosis-sarcoma complex identified by Rous in 1911.

Rous,

F. Peyton, U.S. pathologist and Nobel laureate, 1879-1970.
Rous sarcoma - a fibrosarcoma caused by certain viruses of family Retroviridae. Synonym(s): avian sarcoma; Rous tumor
Rous sarcoma virus - a sarcoma-producing virus of the avian leukosis-sarcoma complex identified by Rous in 1911.
Rous tumor - Synonym(s): Rous sarcoma
Rous-associated virus - a leukemia virus.