[ eydz-ri-ley-tid ]
/ ˈeɪdz rɪˌleɪ tɪd /
Pathology. a syndrome caused by the AIDS virus and characterized primarily by chronically swollen lymph nodes and persistent fever: sometimes a precursor of AIDS. Abbreviation: ARC
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British Dictionary definitions for aids-related complex
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Medical definitions for aids-related complex
A combination of symptoms, including fever, lymphadenopathy, blood abnormalities, and susceptibility to opportunistic infections that is a precursor to AIDS in some individuals infected with HIV.
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