- slow virus
(1) Specifically one of the Lentivirinae.
Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.
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slow virus — n any of various viruses or prions having a long incubation period between infection and the clinical appearance of the slowly progressive serious or fatal disease (as scrapie or Creutzfeldt Jakob disease) associated with it * * * one of a group… … Medical dictionary
slow virus — n. any of a number of viruses or viruslike infective agents that incubate for months or years before the manifestation of symptoms … English World dictionary
Slow virus — A slow virus is a virus, or a viruslike agent, etiologically associated with a disease having a long incubation period of months to years with a gradual onset frequently terminating in severe illness and/or death.A slow virus disease is a disease … Wikipedia
slow virus — noun a virus that remains dormant in the body for a long time before symptoms appear kuru is caused by a slow virus • Hypernyms: ↑virus … Useful english dictionary
slow virus — slow′ vi rus n. mcr a virus or viruslike agent that remains dormant in the body for a long time before producing symptoms • Etymology: 1950–55 … From formal English to slang
slow virus — noun a virus or virus like organism that multiplies slowly in the host organism and has a long incubation period … English new terms dictionary
slow virus — Pathol. a virus that remains dormant in the body for a long time before producing symptoms, as in several neurological diseases, including kuru and Creutzfeldt Jakob disease. [1950 55] * * * … Universalium
slow virus — /ˈsloʊ vaɪrəs/ (say sloh vuyruhs) noun a virus or similar organism which has a long incubation period extending to years or decades, as that causing Creutzfeldt Jakob disease; the first recognised lentivirus … Australian English dictionary
slow virus — noun Date: 1954 any of various prions or viruses with a long incubation period between infection and development of a degenerative disease (as scrapie or Creutzfeldt Jakob disease) … New Collegiate Dictionary
slow virus — one of a group of infective disease agents that resemble viruses in some of their biological properties but whose physical properties (e.g. sensitivity to radiation) suggest that they may not contain nucleic acid. They are now more commonly known … The new mediacal dictionary