Papovaviridae


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Papovaviridae

[‚pä·pə·və′vir·ə‚dī]
(virology)
A family of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)-containing viruses characterized by a nonenveloped icosahedral virion containing double-stranded circular DNA that is complexed inside the nucleocapsid to histone proteins of host cell origin.