1. retrovirus

noun. ['ˌrɛtroʊˈvaɪrəs'] any of a group of viruses that contain two single-strand linear RNA molecules per virion and reverse transcriptase (RNA to DNA); the virus transcribes its RNA into a cDNA provirus that is then incorporated into the host cell.


  • animal virus
  • HTLV-1
  • HIV
  • human T-cell leukemia virus-1

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Rhymes with Retrovirus

  • cytomegalovirus
  • desirous
  • cyrus
  • iris

Sentences with retrovirus

1. Noun, singular or mass
The feline leukemia virus, or FeLV, is a retrovirus that depresses your kitty's immune system.