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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.]
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(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]
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(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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