BLV -->
bovine leukaemia virus
medical dictionary

<virus>

<virology> A type C retrovirus in the subfamily Retrovirinae, commonly infecting cattle, especially dairy cows; in a small proportion of infected cattle, it will cause enzootic bovine leukosis.

Synonyms: bovine leukosis virus.

Acronym: BLV

American spelling: bovine leukemia virus

(05 Mar 2000)