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Definition of «Slow virus»

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Slow virus: 1. A virus that has a long incubation period before the onset of a gradually progressive disease. 2. Specifically, one of the Lentivirinae, a subfamily of viruses that are nononcogenic retroviruses such as Visna virus that cause diseases that are characterized by long incubation periods and chronic progressive phases.

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