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any member of a group of small ether-resistant DNA viruses; this term is no longer used in official viral nomenclature. The species that infect humans are all papillomaviruses.
An older name for any virus of the family Papovaviridae.
papovavirus/pa·po·va·vi·rus/ (pah-po´vah-vi″rus) any virus of the family Papovaviridae.
lymphotropic papovavirus (LPV) a polyomavirus originally isolated from a B-lymphoblastic cell line of an African green monkey; antigenically related viruses are widespread in primates and may infect humans.
n. pl. papovavi·ruses
A former family of DNA viruses that included the papillomaviruses and polyomaviruses.
Etymology: (abbreviation) papilloma polyoma vacuolating virus
one of a group of small deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) viruses, some of which may be potentially cancer-producing. The human wart is caused by a kind of papovavirus, but it very rarely undergoes malignant transformation. Kinds of papovaviruses are papilloma papovavirus, polyoma papovavirus, and SV40 papovavirus.
papovavirusA family of small icosahedral double-stranded DNA viruses–eg, SV40 and polyomavirus, which induce benign and malignant neoplasms
Any virus of the family Papovaviridae.
papovavirusA member of the family of viruses that includes the human wart (papilloma) viruses.
a virus in the family papovaviridae.