oncovirus

oncornavirus

[ong-kawr-nuh-vahy-ruhs, -kawr-nuh-vahy-]
noun, plural oncornaviruses. Pathology.
any of various RNA viruses that cause tumors in humans and other animals.
Also, oncovirus [ong-kuh-] .


Origin:
1965–70; onco- + RNA + virus

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oncornavirus on·cor·na·vi·rus (ŏng-kôr'nə-vī'rəs)
n.
A virus of the subfamily Oncovirinae; an RNA tumor virus. Also called oncovirus.

oncovirus on·co·vi·rus (ŏng'kō-vī'rəs)
n.
See oncornavirus.

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