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retrovirus
schematic of a retrovirus

ret·ro·vi·rus

 (rĕt′rō-vī′rəs, rĕt′rə-vī′-)
n. pl. ret·ro·vi·rus·es
Any of a family of viruses, many of which produce tumors, that contain RNA and reverse transcriptase, including HIV.

ret′ro·vi′ral adj.

retrovirus

(ˈrɛtrəʊˌvaɪrəs)
n
(Microbiology) any of several viruses whose genetic specification is encoded in RNA rather than DNA and that are able to reverse the normal flow of genetic information from DNA to RNA by transcribing RNA into DNA: many retroviruses are known to cause cancer in animals
ˈretroˌviral adj

ret•ro•vi•rus

(ˌrɛ trəˈvaɪ rəs, ˈrɛ trəˌvaɪ-)

n., pl. -rus•es.
any of various single-stranded RNA-containing viruses, of the family Retroviridae, that have a helical envelope and contain the enzyme reverse transcriptase, which enables genetic information from viral RNA to become part of host DNA.
[1975–80]
ret`ro•vi′ral, adj.

ret·ro·vi·rus

(rĕt′rō-vī′rəs)
Any of a group of viruses containing RNA in which the RNA can convert to DNA inside a cell. Some retroviruses cause cancer in humans. The virus that causes AIDS is a retrovirus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.retrovirus - any of a group of viruses that contain two single-strand linear RNA molecules per virion and reverse transcriptase (RNA to DNA); the virus transcribes its RNA into a cDNA provirus that is then incorporated into the host cell
animal virus - an animal pathogen that is a virus
HTLV-1, human T-cell leukemia virus-1 - retrovirus causing T-cell leukemia
human immunodeficiency virus, HIV - the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS); it replicates in and kills the helper T cells
Translations
retrovirus

retrovirus

[ˈretrəʊˌvaɪrəs] Nretrovirus m inv

retrovirus

nRetrovirus nt or m

ret·ro·vi·rus

n. retrovirus, virus que pertenece al grupo ácido ARN, algunos de los cuales son oncogénicos;
human endogenous ______ endógeno humano.

retrovirus

n retrovirus m