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oncovirus

 [ong´ko-vi″rus]
any virus that promotes cancer.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

on·co·vi·rus

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

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

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