oncornaviruses


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On·co·vir·i·nae

(ong'kō-vir'i-nē)
A subfamily of viruses (family Retroviridae) composed of the RNA tumor viruses that contain two identical plus stranded RNA molecules.
Synonym(s): oncornaviruses.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

oncornaviruses

(ŏn-kŏr′nă-vī″rŭ-sĕz)
A group of RNA viruses that can cause cancer in humans or animals.
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