Spumavirus

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Spu·ma·vi·rus

(spū'mă-vī'rŭs),
A virus genus encompassing a poorly characterized group of retroviruses that cause vacuolation (foaming) of cultured cells; usually cause persistent but silent infections in their natural hosts and no diseases caused by these agents have been identified.

Spumavirus

(spū′mă-vī″rŭs)
A genus of retroviruses occasionally transmitted to humans after exposure to the blood or body fluids of infected animals (e.g., apes, cats, or cattle).