Font Size

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
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z

Search Medical Dictionary

Medical Dictionary