foamy viruses

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foam·y vi·rus·es

retroviruses of the genus Spumavirus, family Retroviridae, found in primates and other mammals; so named because of lacelike changes produced in monkey kidney cells; syncytia are also produced.
Synonym(s): foamy agents

foam·y vi·rus·es

(fō'mē vī'rŭs-ĕz)
Retroviruses found in primates and other mammals; so named because of lacelike changes produced in monkey kidney cells; syncytia are also produced.