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oncovirus

 [ong´ko-vi″rus]
any virus that promotes cancer.

on·co·vi·rus

(ong'kō-vī'rŭs),
Term formerly used to describe any virus of the subfamily Oncovirinae.
See also: oncogenic virus.

oncovirus

/on·co·vi·rus/ (ong´ko-vi″rus) any of the tumor-producing RNA viruses of the family Oncovirinae.

oncovirus

(ŏn′kə-vī′rəs, ŏng′-)
n.
Any of a group of viruses that cause cancers in birds and mammals.

oncovirus

[ong′kōvī′rəs]
Etymology: Gk, onkos + L, virus, poison
a member of a family of viruses associated with leukemia and sarcoma in animals and, possibly, in humans.

on·co·vi·rus

(ong'kō-vī'rŭs)
Any virus of the subfamily Oncovirinae.
See also: oncogenic virus

oncovirus

any virus that causes cancer. Includes the viruses of avian leukosis, rous sarcoma complex, feline leukemia virus, feline sarcoma virus, bovine viral leukosis.
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Pigs have been shown to harbor C-type or oncovirus (cancer-causing) retroviruses capable of infecting humans.