- a variant of the AIDS virus. Abbreviation: ARV
- a variable retrovirus that invades and inactivates helper T cells of the immune system and is a cause of AIDS and AIDS-related complex: variants were identified in several laboratories and independently named lymphadenopathy-associated virus (LAV), human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 3 (HTLV-3), and AIDS-related virus (ARV), the name human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) being subsequently proposed by an international taxonomy committee.
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Finally he and Arv headed back to the submarine docks in the jeep.
Arv Hanson machined several parts and molded the plastic face mask to Tom's specifications.
By four o'clock Tom had the apparatus perfected, and turned it over to Arv Hanson for fast duplication.
"Maybe Bud surfaced out at sea somewhere," Arv Hanson suggested.
Tom, Hank, and Arv went back to the airfield and soon took off in the diving seacopter.
- armed response vehicle
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