polyoma virus

polyoma virus

[pol-ee-oh-muh]
noun
a small DNA-containing virus, of the papovavirus group, that can produce a variety of tumors in mice, hamsters, rabbits, and rats.

Origin:
1955–60; poly- + -oma

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polyoma virus

noun
a virus the can initiate various kinds of tumors in mice [syn: polyoma
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