simian immunodeficiency virus


: siv

Examples of simian immunodeficiency virus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition, primates also carry a host of illnesses that could pass to humans, including yellow fever, monkey pox, Ebola and Marburg virus, Herpes simiae (herpes B), simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV, the primate form of HIV), viral hepatitis and measles. Shepard Price, Chron, 15 Nov. 2021 Its precursor found in primates, called simian immunodeficiency virus or SIV, could be not just hundreds of years old, but tens of thousands of years old, according to a study out in Science. Andrew Moseman, Discover Magazine, 20 Sep. 2010 Fauci has also been the co-author of several studies seeking to find a cure for HIV and the simian immunodeficiency virus which used monkeys for testing purposes. Adam Sabes, Fox News, 3 Dec. 2021 My laboratory is credited with the discovery of the monkey virus called SIV, or simian immunodeficiency virus. Arkansas Online, 23 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1986, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of simian immunodeficiency virus was in 1986

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“Simian immunodeficiency virus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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simian immunodeficiency virus

: siv

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