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[len-tuh-vahy-ruh s] /ˈlɛn təˌvaɪ rəs/
noun, plural lentiviruses.
any slow virus of the genus Lentivirus, of the retrovirus family, causing brain disease in sheep and other animals.
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  • They use a so-called drug-inducible lentivirus to add the turn-back-the-clock genes.
  • Again, researchers cannot simply begin searching a population of animals--bears, for instance--for an unknown lentivirus.
British Dictionary definitions for lentivirus


any of a group of slowly acting viruses that includes the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS
Word Origin
C20: from Latin lentus slow + virus
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lentivirus in Medicine

lentivirus len·ti·vi·rus (lěn'tə-vī'rəs)
See slow virus.

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