Lentivirus meaning

lĕn'tĭ-vī'rəs
Any of a group of retroviruses of the genus Lentivirus that cause diseases with a long latent period and a slow, progressive course. HIV is a lentivirus.
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Any of a genus (Lentivirus) of retroviruses that have a slow but persistent rate of replication and cause various chronic, progressive diseases in hoofed animals, esp. sheep.
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Any of a group of retroviruses of the genus Lentivirus that cause diseases with a long latent period and a slow, progressive course. HIV is a lentivirus.
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Any of a group of viruses, of the genus Lentivirus, that have a long incubation period.
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Origin of lentivirus

  • New Latin Lentivīrus genus name Latin lentus slow virus
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition