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Meaning of “human immunodeficiency virus” in the English Dictionary

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human immunodeficiency virusnoun [S]

uk   us   (abbreviation HIV) specialized
the ​virus that ​causes AIDS (= a ​seriousdisease that ​destroys the body's ​ability to ​fightinfection)
(Definition of human immunodeficiency virus from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “human immunodeficiency virus”
in Chinese (Simplified) 人体免疫缺损病毒,艾滋病病毒…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人體免疫缺乏病毒,愛滋病病毒…
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