SV40

(redirected from Simian vacuolating virus 40)
Also found in: Dictionary.

SV40

SV40

(ĕs′vē-fôr′tē)
n.
A polyomavirus found in humans and other mammals that causes tumors in certain species, such as hamsters and rats, and various diseases in immunocompromised monkeys. It has been widely researched as a model of viral replication and gene expression and a possible cause of certain cancers in humans.

SV40

abbreviation for simian virus 40.
Full browser ?