feline leukemia virus


a retrovirus, mainly affecting cats, that depresses the immune system and leads to opportunistic infections, lymphosarcoma, and other disorders. Abbreviation: FeLV, FLV

Nearby words

  1. felicitously,
  2. felicity,
  3. felid,
  4. feline,
  5. feline distemper,
  6. felinely,
  7. felinity,
  8. felipe,
  9. felis,
  10. felix

Origin of feline leukemia virus

First recorded in 1975–80

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