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English definition of “retrovirus”

retrovirus

noun [C]     /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
(Definition of retrovirus noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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