Acronym for the porcine endogenous retrovirus, a pig virus that splices into DNA. PERV belongs to the same class of viruses as the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Some of the concern about pig-to-human transplantation revolves around PERV.
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Perinet virus; porcine endogenous retrovirus

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  • perv — UK [pɜː(r)v] / US [pɜrv] noun [countable] Word forms perv : singular perv plural pervs informal a pervert Derived word: pervy adjective Word forms pervy : adjective pervy comparative pervier superlative perviest …   English dictionary

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