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Rous sarcoma

Pronunciation: rows

Definition: a fibrosarcoma, originally observed in a Plymouth Rock hen, now thought to be an expression of infection by certain viruses of the avian leukosis–sarcoma complex in the family Retroviridae.

Synonym(s): avian sarcoma, Rous tumor

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