a virus usually associated with retroviruses that may not produce disease in its natural host but does replicate in tissue culture cells of host species as well as in cells from other species.
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amphotropic virusA virus that recognises receptors and replicates in a broad range of mammalian (host) cell types, but is not generally regarded as pathogenic.
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am·pho·tro·pic vi·rus(am'fŏ-trō'pik vī'rŭs)
An oncornavirus that does not produce disease in its natural host but does replicate in tissue culture cells of the host species and also in cells from other species.
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