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 — compare prion 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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