oncornavirus


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on·cor·na·vi·rus

 (ŏn-kôr′nə-vī′rəs, ŏng-)
n.
Any of a group of viruses that contain single-stranded RNA and cause cancers in birds and mammals.

[Greek onkos, mass, tumor; see oncology + RNA + virus.]

oncornavirus

(ˈɒŋkɔːnəˌvaɪrəs)
n
(Biology) any retrovirus which causes tumours
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