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Definition of "retroviral" [retroviral]

  • Of or pertaining to a retrovirus (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "retroviral" in a sentence
  • "Some viruses insert themselves into the host's DNA during infection in a process called retroviral integration, causing several diseases, including AIDS and cancer, notes a Texas A&M researcher who specializes in fetal diseases."
  • "In Port-au-Prince, two female health centres have been set up by the International Rescue Committee in the past week, providing rape victims with life-saving medical treatment such as retroviral drugs which protect against HIV."
  • "3 Several “junk DNA” features are shared with Chimpanzees and other primates, such as retroviral transposons inserted into specific genes."