slow virus

Definitions of slow virus
  1. noun
    a virus that remains dormant in the body for a long time before symptoms appear
    “kuru is caused by a slow virus
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    virus
    (virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts; many are pathogenic; a piece of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein
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