slow virus


slow virus

noun

Definition of SLOW VIRUS

:  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

First Known Use of SLOW VIRUS

1954

Rhymes with SLOW VIRUS

slow virus

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SLOW VIRUS

: 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

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