Rous-associated virus


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Rous-·as·so·ci·at·ed vi·rus (RAV),

(rows),
a leukemia virus of the Avian type C retroviruses (leukosis-sarcoma complex), family Retroviridae, that by phenotypic mixing with a defective (noninfectious) strain of Rous sarcoma virus effects production of infectious sarcoma virus with envelope antigenicity of the RAV.

Rous-as·so·ci·at·ed vi·rus

(RAV) (rowsă-sō'sē-āt-ĕd vī'rŭs)
A leukemia virus of the leukosis-sarcoma complex that by phenotypic mixing with a defective (noninfectious) strain of Rous sarcoma virus effects production of infectious sarcoma virus with envelope antigenicity of the RAV.

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.