tumor virus

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Noun1.tumor virus - a cell-free filtrate held to be a virus responsible for a specific neoplasm
virus - (virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts; many are pathogenic; a piece of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein
wound tumor virus, WTV - a tumor virus transmitted by leafhoppers

tu·mor vi·rus

n. virus tumoroso, capaz de producir cáncer.
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Evaluation of these lesions showed that a large number of biopsy samples had lesions diagnosed with Group 1 oncogenic virus family related diseases (Table 2).
Although HBV is considered an oncogenic virus, the mechanisms whereby it contributes to the development and/or growth of HCC remain to be fully elucidated [2].
Using cell culture studies, we have uncovered a major pathway that the infected host cell activates to prevent an oncogenic virus from causing cancer," said senior author Micah Luftig, Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology.