Definition of Siv

1. Acronym. (virology) simian immunodeficiency virus ¹



2. Acronym. (virology) swine influenza virus ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Siv

1. Species of the genus lentivirus, subgenus primate immunodeficiency viruses (immunodeficiency viruses, primate), that induces acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in monkeys and apes (saids). The genetic organization of siv is virtually identical to HIV. Siv is 50% homologous in nucleotide sequence to HIV-1. Siv and HIV-2 exhibit close structural and immunologic properties and are 75% homologous. Siv does not cause immune deficiency in its natural host, the african green monkey, but does produce saids in the rhesus macaque. Subgroups of siv include siv-1 and siv-2. (12 Dec 1998)

Siv Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Siv Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Siv

situs inversus viscerum
situs perversus
situs solitus
situs transversus
situses
sitz
sitz bath
sitz baths
sitzkrieg
sitzkriegs
sitzmark
sitzmarks
siu mei
siu yook
siv (current term)
siva
sivatherium
siver
sivered
sivering
sivers
sivvens
siwash
siwashes
siwin
six-figure
six-footedness
six-footer

Other Resources Relating to: Siv

Search for Siv on Dictionary.com!Search for Siv on Thesaurus.com!Search for Siv on Google!Search for Siv on Wikipedia!

Search