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English definition of “human immunodeficiency virus”

human immunodeficiency virus

noun [S] uk   (abbreviation HIV) specialized us  
the virus that causes AIDS (= a serious disease that destroys the body's ability to fight infection)
(Definition of human immunodeficiency virus from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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