polyoma virus

polyoma virus

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • polyoma virus — noun a virus the can initiate various kinds of tumors in mice • Syn: ↑polyoma • Hypernyms: ↑papovavirus …   Useful english dictionary

  • polyoma virus — /pol ee oh meuh/ a small DNA containing virus, of the papovavirus group, that can produce a variety of tumors in mice, hamsters, rabbits, and rats. [1955 60; POLY + OMA] * * * Minute infectious agent normally present in extremely small amounts in …   Universalium

  • Virus classification — is the process of naming viruses and placing them into a taxonomic system. Similar to the classification systems used for cellular organisms, virus classification is the subject of ongoing debate and proposals. This is mainly due to the pseudo… …   Wikipedia

  • Virus simien 40 — SV40 Virus simien 40 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • virus — viruslike, adj. /vuy reuhs/, n., pl. viruses. 1. an ultramicroscopic (20 to 300 nm in diameter), metabolically inert, infectious agent that replicates only within the cells of living hosts, mainly bacteria, plants, and animals: composed of an RNA …   Universalium

  • polyoma — noun a virus the can initiate various kinds of tumors in mice • Syn: ↑polyoma virus • Hypernyms: ↑papovavirus …   Useful english dictionary

  • polyoma — pol·y·o·ma (pŏl ē ōʹmə) n. A small form of the papovavirus that contains DNA and is associated with the formation of various tumors in rodents. Also called polyoma virus. * * * …   Universalium

  • polyoma — noun A small form of the papovavirus that causes tumors in rodents. Syn: polyoma virus …   Wiktionary

  • Virus — A microorganism smaller than a bacteria, which cannot grow or reproduce apart from a living cell. A virus invades living cells and uses their chemical machinery to keep itself alive and to replicate itself. It may reproduce with fidelity or with… …   Medical dictionary

  • polyoma — poly·o·ma (pol″e oґmə) a tumor caused by an oncogenic virus of broad host range, originally isolated from parotid gland tumors of mice inoculated with Gross leukemia virus; see also polyomavirus …   Medical dictionary

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