Rous sarcoma

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Rous sarcoma

A sarcoma produced in poultry by a retrovirus.

[After Francis Peyton Rous (1879-1970), American pathologist and Nobel laureate.]
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Rous′ sarco`ma


a malignant tumor occurring in the connective tissue of poultry, caused by a retrovirus.
[after Francis PeytonRous(1879–1970), U.S. pathologist, who described it in 1910]
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