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AIDS virus
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AIDS definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles [syn: AIDS, acquired immune deficiency syndrome]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome Date: 1982 a disease of the human immune system that is characterized cytologically especially by reduction in the numbers of CD4-bearing helper T cells to 20 percent or less of normal thereby rendering the subject highly vulnerable to life-threatening conditions (as Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia) and to some (as Kaposi's sarcoma) that become life-threatening and that is caused by infection with HIV commonly transmitted in infected blood especially during illicit intravenous drug use and in bodily secretions (as semen) during sexual intercourse

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (also AIDS) acquired immune deficiency syndrome, an often fatal syndrome caused by a virus transmitted in the blood, marked by severe loss of resistance to infection. Phrases and idioms: Aids-related complex the symptoms of a person affected with the Aids virus without necessarily developing the disease. Etymology: abbr.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. AIDS is a disease which destroys the natural system of protection that the body has against other diseases. AIDS is an abbreviation for 'acquired immune deficiency syndrome'.




 


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