HyperDic: retrovirus

English > 1 sense of the word retrovirus:
NOUNanimalretrovirusany of a group of viruses that contain two single-strand linear RNA molecules per virion and reverse transcriptase (RNA to DNA)
retrovirus > pronunciation
Soundsreh.trowvay'rahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > retrovirus: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningAny of a group of viruses that contain two single-strand linear RNA molecules per virion and reverse transcriptase (RNA to DNA); the virus transcribes its RNA into a cDNA provirus that is then incorporated into the host cell.
Narrowerhuman T-cell leukemia virus-1, HTLV-1retrovirus causing T-cell leukemia
human immunodeficiency virus, HIVThe virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
Broaderanimal virusAn animal pathogen that is a virus
Spanishretroviridae, retrovirus
Catalanretrovirus

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