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retrovirus

ret·ro·vi·rus

retrovirus

 
pronunciation:
re tro vaI rs
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part of speech: noun
inflections: retroviruses
definition: any of a group of related RNA viruses, such as those that cause leukemia and AIDS, in which a reversal of genetic transcription occurs, from RNA to DNA rather than from DNA to RNA.
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derivation: retroviral (adj.)