papovavirus


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.]

papovavirus

(pəˈpəʊvəˌvaɪrəs)
n
(Veterinary Science) any of the animal viruses that cause papillomas or polyomas

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]
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
Translations

pa·po·va·vi·rus

n. papovavirus, miembro de un grupo de virus de gran importancia en el estudio del cáncer.
References in periodicals archive ?
14) The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a papovavirus in the group of DNA viruses, and the mumps virus is a paramyxovirus in the family of RNA viruses.
New human Papovavirus (BK) isolated from urine after renal transplantation.
Os virus mais comuns sao os Papovavirus (que provocam as verrugas) e herpes simples (HSV1 e HSV2), ocorrendo frequentemente em dentistas, enfermeiros e patologistas (2,3,6,18).
Regulation of the host range of human papovavirus JC VIRUS; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America; 1987;84(11):3695-3698.
BKPyV, JCPyV, and the closely related Simian virus 40 (SV40) were originally grouped with papillomaviruses in the genus Papovavirus, which was later separated into the genera Papillomavirus and Polyomavirus" (Bennett, Broekema, & Imperiale, 2012, p.