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
- human T-cell leukemia virus-1
Rhymes with Retrovirus
Sentences with retrovirus
1. Noun, singular or mass
The feline leukemia virus, or FeLV, is a retrovirus that depresses your kitty's immune system.