amphotropic virus

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amphotropic virus am·pho·trop·ic virus (ām'fə-trŏp'ĭk, -trō'pĭk)
n.
An oncornavirus that does not produce disease in its natural host, but does replicate in tissue culture cells of the host species and in cells from other species.

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