Medical Term:

Spumavirinae

Pronunciation: spū′mă-vir′i-nē

Definition: Formerly a subfamily of viruses (family Retroviridae) that includes the foamy viruses (agents) of primates and other mammals; they are now placed in the genus Spumavirus. In common with other retroviruses, they possess RNA-dependent DNA polymerases (reverse transcriptase).

[L. spuma, foam]

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