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n. - Any of a group of viruses that contain two single-strand linear RNA molecules per virion and reverse transcriptase (RNA to DNA).

Usage examples (34)
  • XMRV is a so-called retrovirus, which is the same type of virus as the AIDS virus.
  • The study is the first to generate an infectious retrovirus from a mobile element in the human genome.
  • A retrovirus is a kind of virus that permanently embeds in the body.
  • HIV is a so-called retrovirus -- it uses RNA, instead of DNA, to function. for more
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