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English definition of “CMV”


noun [U] specialized
  /ˌsiː.emˈviː/    /ˈsiːˌemˈviː/ abbreviation for cytomegalovirus: a virus that can cause death in small children and HIV patientsDisease and illness - general words
  //    // abbreviation for controlled mandatory ventilation: a method of helping patients with breathing problems by using a machine that allows air to flow in and out of their lungsMedical treatment
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