Definition of slow virus in English:

slow virus

Syllabification: slow vi·rus


  • A virus or viruslike organism that multiplies slowly in the host organism and has a long incubation period.
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    • Modern epidemics of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE, Mad Cow's disease) are attributed to the slow virus contamination of human brain tissue by using animal cultures in grafts and drug products.
    • ‘Maybe it's like the turtle and the hare,’ he says, and the slow virus will eventually win.
    • Eventually, they identify kuru as a brain-affecting slow virus.

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