Medical Definition of Avian leukaemia-sarcoma complex

1. A term applied to a group of transmissible virus-induced diseases of chickens causing sarcoma, myeloblastosis, erythroblastosis, leukosis, osteopetrosis, and lymphomatosis. These agents are closely related viruses (avian leukosis-sarcoma virus) causing prolferation of immature erythroid, myeloid, or lymphoid cells, a division of the RNA tumour viruses (subfamily Oncovirinae) causing the avian leukosis-sarcoma complex of diseases; the viruses are subgrouped according to antigenic characteristics and growth in defined types of tissue culture cells. Synonym: avian erythroblastosis virus, avian leukosis-sarcoma virus, avian lymphomatosis virus, avian myeloblastosis virus, avian sarcoma virus, fowl erythroblastosis virus, fowl lymphomatosis virus, fowl myeloblastosis virus. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Avian Leukaemia-sarcoma Complex

avialans
avian
avian achondroplasia
avian adenovirus type 1 proteinase
avian diphtheria
avian encephalomyelitis virus
avian erythroblastosis
avian erythroblastosis virus
avian flu
avian herpesvirus 1
avian herpesvirus 2
avian infectious encephalomyelitis
avian infectious laryngotracheitis virus
avian influenza
avian influenza virus
avian leukaemia-sarcoma complex (current term)
avian leukaemia virus
avian leukosis
avian leukosis-sarcoma virus
avian lymphomatosis virus
avian malaria
avian monocytosis
avian myeloblastosis
avian myeloblastosis virus
avian neurolymphomatosis virus
avian pneumoencephalitis virus
avian reticuloendotheliosis
avian sarcoma
avian sarcoma virus
avian trichomoniasis

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