Meaning of “human immunodeficiency virus” in the English Dictionary

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"human immunodeficiency virus" in British English

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human immunodeficiency virusnoun [ S ]

uk /ˌhjuː.mən ɪm.jʊ.nəʊ.dɪˈfɪʃ.ən.si ˈvaɪə.rəs/ us /ˌhjuː.mən ɪm.jʊ.noʊ.dɪˈfɪʃ.ən.si ˈvaɪ.rəs/ abbreviation HIV specialized

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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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