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Medical Term:

foamy viruses

 

Definition: retroviruses of the genus Spumavirus, family Retroviridae, found in primates and other mammals; so named because of lacelike changes produced in monkey kidney cells; syncytia are also produced.

Synonym(s): foamy agents

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