from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The precursor or latent form of a virus that is capable of being integrated into the genetic material of a host cell and being replicated with it.
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- n. A virus genome, such as HIV, that integrates itself into the DNA of a host cell so as to be passively replicated along with the host genome.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. cDNA copy of the RNA genome of a retrovirus; the genetic material of a virus as incorporated into and able to replicate with the genome of a host cell
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