papovavirus[pə pō′və vī′rəs]
any of a family (Papovaviridae) of DNA viruses, including the papillomaviruses and polyomaviruses, associated with the growth of tumors in a wide range of animals
A former family of DNA viruses that included the papillomaviruses and polyomaviruses.
Origin of papovaviruspa(pilloma) + po(lyoma) + va(cuolation) + virus.
- (virology) Any of a group of viruses that cause papillomas or polyomas in animals.