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any member of a group of small ether-resistant DNA viruses; this term is no longer used in official viral nomenclature. The species that infect humans are all papillomaviruses.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
An older name for any virus of the family Papovaviridae.
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n. pl. papovavi·ruses
A former family of DNA viruses that included the papillomaviruses and polyomaviruses.
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papovavirusA family of small icosahedral double-stranded DNA viruses–eg, SV40 and polyomavirus, which induce benign and malignant neoplasms
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Any virus of the family Papovaviridae.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
papovavirusA member of the family of viruses that includes the human wart (papilloma) viruses.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005