FeLV -->
feline leukaemia virus
medical dictionary

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<virology> A retrovirus of the Oncornovirinae subfamily causing many proliferative (neoplastic) and degenerative (blastopenic) diseases in domestic cats, including lymphosarcoma, thymic atrophy, immune complex glomerulonephritis, foetal abortions and resorptions, and several myeloproliferative and myelodegenerative conditions; it also causes immunosuppression in infected cats.

Abbreviation: FeLV

American spelling: feline leukemia virus

(05 Mar 2000)