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Any of a group of DNA viruses of the family Papillomavirus that can cause warts and certain types of cancer in mammals.
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(Biology) any of numerous viruses that cause the formation of papillomas
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(ˌpæp əˈloʊ məˌvaɪ rəs)

n., pl. -rus•es.
a type of papovavirus, containing circular DNA, that causes papillomas, including genital warts.
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n virus m del papiloma papilomavirus m; human — (HPV) virus m del papiloma humano (VPH), papilomavirus humano (PVH)
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1 he role of UV light in feline SCC remains unclear, and any causal relationship between SCCs and papillomaviruses in cats cannot be concluded.
Human Papillomaviruses (HPVs) are the cause of over 90% of cervical cancer cases.
We present here a multiplex polymerase chain reaction, which detects and distinguishes infection by 2 such agents, avipoxviruses and papillomaviruses, in avian hosts.
Classification of papillomaviruses. The L1 ORF is the most conserved gene in the papillomavirus (PV) genome and has, therefore, been used to identify new PV types over the past 15 years.
Comparative evaluation of the abbott realtime high risk HPV test and INNO-LiPA HPV genotyping extra test for detecting and identifying human papillomaviruses in archival tissue specimens of head and neck cancers.
Oncogenic activities of human papillomaviruses. Virus Res 2009;143:195-208.
Type distribution, viral load and integration status of high-risk human papillomaviruses in pre-stages of cervical cancer (CIN).
The use of nested Ipolymerase chain reaction and restriction fragment ength polymorphism for the detection and typing of mucosal human papillomaviruses in samples containing low copy numbers of viral DNA.
Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are a large family of small, genetically diverse DNA viruses that can cause benign and malignant proliferations of the skin and mucosal epithelia (1, 2).
From the Latin papillo- ("nipple") + oma ("tumor"), papillomaviruses are nonenveloped DNA viruses that induce exophytic lesions of the skin and mucous membranes.