SIV

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noun \ˌes-ˌī-ˈvē\

Definition of SIV

  1. :  a lentivirus (species Simian immunodeficiency virus) that causes a disease in monkeys similar to AIDS and that is closely related to HIV-2

1987

First Known Use of siv

1987


Medical Dictionary

SIV

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noun \ˌes-ˌī-ˈvē\

Medical Definition of SIV

  1. :  a retrovirus of the genus Lentivirus (species Simian immunodeficiency virus) that causes a disease in monkeys similar to AIDS and that is closely related to HIV-2 of humans—called also simian immunodeficiency virus


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