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lentivirus

 [len´tĭ-vi″rus]
any member of a genus of retroviruses that have long incubation periods and cause chronic, progressive, usually fatal diseases in humans and other animals. Species include the types of human immunodeficiency virus.

len·ti·vi·rus

(len'ti-vī'rŭs),
A genus in the family Retroviridae containing five serogroups that reflect the host with which they are associated. Among the primate lentiviruses are human immunodeficiency viruses types 1 and 2.

lentivirus

/len·ti·vi·rus/ (len´tĭ-vi″rus) any virus of the subfamily Lentivirinae.

Lentivirus

/Len·ti·vi·rus/ (len´tĭ-vi″rus) a genus of retroviruses that cause persistent infection that typically results in chronic, progressive, usually fatal disease; it includes the human immunodeficiency viruses.

lentivirus

(lĕn′tĭ-vī′rəs)
n. pl. lentivi·ruses
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.

lentivirus

[len′tivī′rəs]
any member of a genus of retroviruses that have long incubation periods and cause chronic, progressive, usually fatal diseases in humans and other animals. Species include the types of human immunodeficiency virus.

lentivirus

a member of the subfamily lentivirinae.

lentivirus encephalitis
see visna, caprine arthritis-encephalitis.
feline T-lymphotropic lentivirus
see feline immunodeficiency virus.