tumor virus

Definitions of tumor virus
  1. noun
    a cell-free filtrate held to be a virus responsible for a specific neoplasm
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    types:
    WTV, wound tumor virus
    a tumor virus transmitted by leafhoppers
    type of:
    virus
    (virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts; many are pathogenic; a piece of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein
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