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papillomavirus

[pap-uh-loh-muh-vahy-ruh s] /ˌpæp əˈloʊ məˌvaɪ rəs/
noun, plural papillomaviruses.
1.
any of several viruses of the family Papovaviridae, containing circular DNA, causing papillomas in various animals and responsible for human genital warts.
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Papillomavirus Pap·il·lo·ma·vi·rus (pāp'ə-lō'mə-vī'rəs)
n.
A genus of DNA-containing viruses including the papilloma and wart viruses of humans and other animals.

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