polyomavirus(redirected from Polyomavirus infections)
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Any of a genus of DNA viruses that infect birds and mammals and induce tumors in certain rodents.
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pol•y•o•ma•vi•rus(ˌpɒl iˈoʊ məˌvaɪ rəs)
n., pl. -rus•es.
any of several small DNA-containing viruses of the family Papovaviridae, capable of producing a variety of tumors in mice, hamsters, rabbits, and rats.
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