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retrovirus

A virus that makes a DNA copy from its RNA and inserts it into an infected cell's DNA; an RNA virus from the family Retroviridae.  Retroviruses are species specific and are fragile, being easily inactivated by ultraviolet light, heat, detergents, and drying.  They can cause many diseases, including some cancers and AIDS.

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