A genus of poxviridae, subfamily chordopoxviridae, infecting humans. Transmission is by direct contact among children, by sexual contact among young adults, or by fomites. Molluscum contagiosum virus is the type species. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: mol-lusk′e-poks-vī′rus Definitions: 1. A genus in the family Poxviridae; causes localized wartlike skin lesions. Synonyms: molluscum contagiosum
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