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n. pl. len·ti·vi·rus·es
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.

[New Latin Lentivīrus, genus name : Latin lentus, slow + virus.]


(Microbiology) any of a group of slowly acting viruses that includes the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS
[C20: from Latin lentus slow + virus]


(ˈlɛn təˌvaɪ rəs)

n., pl. -rus•es.
any slow virus of the genus Lentivirus, of the retrovirus family, causing brain disease in sheep and other animals.
[1980–85; lenti (cular) + virus]
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San Francisco, CA) and GBP IP, LLC (Greenwich, CT), an affiliate of GBP Capital, the majority shareholder in privately held Lentigen Corporation, have entered into an asset sale agreement relating to Cell Genesys' lentiviral gene delivery technology, commonly referred to as lentiviral vectors.
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