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human immunodeficiency virus


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. HIV.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Either of two related viruses (HIV-1 and HIV-2) that progressively destroy the body's immune system and can lead to AIDS.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS); it replicates in and kills the helper T cells


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