Definition of Moloney in English:

Moloney

noun

Virology
  • Attributive Designating either of two closely-related retroviruses that are oncogenic in mice, one of which (in full "Moloney leukaemia virus", "Moloney murine leukaemia virus") causes lymphomas and leukaemia, and the other of which (in full "Moloney murine sarcoma virus", "Moloney sarcoma virus") causes rhabdomyosarcomas.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Science. From the name of John Bromley Moloney, U.S. oncologist, who isolated the viruses, the first in 1959.

Pronunciation

Moloney

/məˈləʊni/