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retrovirus

noun [C] uk   /ˌret.rəʊˈvaɪ.rəs/ us    /-rə-/ specialized
a type of virus that includes some cancer viruses and HIV (= the virus that causes AIDS, a serious disease that destroys the body's ability to fight infection)Disease and illness - general wordsBacteria, moulds, germs and viruses
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