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Meaning of papillomavirus

pap•il•lo•ma•vi•rus

Pronunciation: (pap"u-lō'mu-vī"rus), [key]
— pl. -rus•es.
  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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