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Meaning of polyoma virus

pol•y•o'ma vi"rus

Pronunciation: (pol"ē-ō'mu), [key]
  1. a small DNA-containing virus, of the papovavirus group, that can produce a variety of tumors in mice, hamsters, rabbits, and rats.
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