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pa·po·va·vi·rus

 (pə-pō′və-vī′rəs)
n. pl. pa·po·va·vi·rus·es
A former family of DNA viruses that included the papillomaviruses and polyomaviruses.

[pa(pilloma) + po(lyoma) + va(cuolation) + virus.]
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papovavirus

(pəˈpəʊvəˌvaɪrəs)
n
(Veterinary Science) any of the animal viruses that cause papillomas or polyomas
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pa•po•va•vi•rus

(pəˈpoʊ vəˌvaɪ rəs)

n., pl. -rus•es.
any of a group of small DNA-containing viruses of the family Papovaviridae, most of which produce tumors.
[1962; pa(pilloma) + po(lyoma) a tumor-inducing virus (poly- + -oma) + va(cuolating) (representing three virus groups in the order in which they became known) + virus]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.papovavirus - any of a group of animal viruses associated with or causing papillomas or polyomas
animal virus - an animal pathogen that is a virus
human papilloma virus - any of a group of papovaviruses associated with genital or oral carcinomas or a group associated with benign genital tumors
polyoma, polyoma virus - a virus the can initiate various kinds of tumors in mice
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pa·po·va·vi·rus

n. papovavirus, miembro de un grupo de virus de gran importancia en el estudio del cáncer.
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References in periodicals archive ?
HPV are members of the A genus of the family Papovaviridae. They contain between 7,800 and 7,900 base pairs.
Persistent infection by certain genotypes of HPV plays a crucial role in createing tumors.2 HPVs are members of the papovaviridae,3 consist of almost 8000 bp long circular DNA molecular that are wrapped into a protein shell which is composed of two molecules (L1 and L2).
Human papillomavirus 1a complete DNA sequence: a novel type of genome organization among papovaviridae. EMBO J.
HPV belongs to the family Papovaviridae. These are small nonenveloped icosahedral viruses with an 8 kbp long double-stranded circular DNA genome.