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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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Prevalence and risk factors for human papillomavirus DNA in cervical cytology.
The disease burden of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) among females and its associated sequelae have been widely studied by social and behavioral science researchers and medical professionals.
We previously studied the expression of human papillomavirus (HPV) in leukoplakia (LP) and verrucous carcinoma (VC), which have similar clinical features but different therapeutic and prognostic perspective.
A 9-valent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine (Gardasil 9, Merck and Co., Inc.) was licensed for use in females and males in the United States in December 2014 (1, 2).
Harald zur Hausen received the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the link between human papillomavirus (HPV) infections and genital cancers, he completed a 40-year odyssey to prove that viruses caused human cancer.
Human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated oropharyngeal cancers are projected to increase at significant rates in the next few decades.
These are listed in the PapillomaVirus Episteme (PaVE) database, together with the sequences of animal PV genomes (5).
RESEARCH IS currently being undertaken at the Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, on human papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation--this may be of some interest to readers of Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand.
A pathologist at Massey University in New Zealand is studying the role that papillomavirus plays in squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), a common skin cancer in cats.
This lends support to those who advocate all teens receive the quadravalent human papillomavirus vaccine.
The pathogenesis may be related to human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, chemical exposure or chronic inflammation.
The first animal papillomavirus was described in 1933 by Richard Shope, who researched papillomata in "warty" wild cottontail rabbits.