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slow virus

noun

Definition of slow virus

  1. :  any of various infectious agents now usually considered to be prions that have a long incubation period between infection and the clinical appearance of the associated disease



1954

First Known Use of slow virus

1954


Medical Dictionary

slow virus

noun

Medical Definition of slow virus

  1. :  any of various viruses (as a lentivirus) or prions having a long incubation period between infection and the clinical appearance of the slowly progressive serious or fatal disease (as scrapie, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, or AIDS) associated with it




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