human immunodeficiency virus

human immunodeficiency virus
noun
the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS); it replicates in and kills the helper T cells
Syn: ↑HIV
Hypernyms: ↑retrovirus

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human immunodeficiency virus noun
A virus that breaks down the human body's natural immune system, often causing AIDS (abbrev HIV)
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