feline leukemia virus

noun

Medical Definition of feline leukemia virus

: a retrovirus (species Feline leukemia virus of the genus Gammaretrovirus) that is widespread in cat populations, is usually transmitted by direct contact, and is associated with or causes a variety of conditions and symptoms including malignant lymphoma, feline leukemia, anemia, glomerulonephritis, infertility, and immunosuppression

Learn More about feline leukemia virus

Cite this Entry

“Feline leukemia virus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/feline%20leukemia%20virus. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

Comments on feline leukemia virus

What made you want to look up feline leukemia virus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!