ecotropic virus

ec·o·tro·pic vi·rus

a retrovirus that does not produce disease in its natural host but does replicate in tissue culture cells derived from the host species.

ec·o·tro·pic vi·rus

(ek'ō-trō'pik vī'rŭs)
An oncornavirus that does not produce disease in its natural host but does replicate in tissue culture cells derived from the host species.