avian neurolymphomatosis virus

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a·vi·an neu·ro·lym·pho·ma·to·sis vi·rus

the herpesvirus that causes avian lymphomatosis (Marek disease); is distinct from those causing other forms of leukosis.
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Josef, Hungarian veterinarian and pathologist, 1867-1952.
Marek disease - Synonym(s): avian lymphomatosis
Marek disease virus - the herpesvirus that causes avian lymphomatosis. Synonym(s): avian neurolymphomatosis virus
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Marek Disease Virus: molecular approach to the virus and host immune response
Lesions resembling human atheromata developed in pathogen-free chickens infected with Marek disease virus, an avian herpesvirus; immunization with turkey herpesvirus was protective.