Definition of PERV
PERV: 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.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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