bovine leukemia virus

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bo·vine leu·ke·mi·a vi·rus (BLV),

a BLV-HTLV retrovirus in the family Retroviridae, commonly infecting cattle, especially dairy cows; in a small proportion of infected cattle, it will cause enzootic bovine leukosis.
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