human immunodeficiency virus
noun Date: 1986 HIV

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  • human immunodeficiency virus — n HIV * * * (HIV) either of two species of the genus Lentivirus (HIV 1 and HIV 2), which cause the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV 1, which comprises at least three subgroups (M, N, and O), is of worldwide distribution, while HIV 2 …   Medical dictionary

  • human immunodeficiency virus — n. HIV * * * …   Universalium

  • human immunodeficiency virus — ⇒ HIV …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • human immunodeficiency virus — n. HIV …   English World dictionary

  • Human immunodeficiency virus — Humanes Immundefizienz Virus HI Virus, Grafik Systematik Reich: Viren Ordnung: nicht klassifiziert …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • human immunodeficiency virus — noun the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS); it replicates in and kills the helper T cells • Syn: ↑HIV • Hypernyms: ↑retrovirus * * * noun : HIV herein * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • human immunodeficiency virus — virus transmitted through bodily fluids which weakens the immune system and causes AIDS (incurable disease) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • human immunodeficiency virus — HI Virus; HIV; HIV Virus (umgangssprachlich); AIDS Erreger; Virus der Immunschwächekrankheit …   Universal-Lexikon

  • human immunodeficiency virus — HIV. The cause of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Also called HIV …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • human immunodeficiency virus. — See under AIDS virus. Abbr.: HIV * * * …   Universalium

  • human immunodeficiency virus —   a virus which forms DNA while replicating its RNA leading to the development of Aids …   Geography glossary

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