\mˈiːdɪ vˈa͡ɪɹəs], \mˈiːdɪ vˈaɪɹəs], \m_ˈiː_d_ɪ v_ˈaɪ_ɹ_ə_s]\
Definitions of MAEDI VIRUS
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A species of LENTIVIRUS, subgenus ovine-caprine lentiviruses (LENTIVIRUSES, OVINE-CAPRINE), that can cause chronic pneumonia (maedi), mastitis, arthritis, and encephalomyelitis (visna) in sheep. Maedi is a progressive pneumonia of sheep which is similar to but not the same as jaagsiekte (PULMONARY ADENOMATOSIS, OVINE). Visna is a demyelinating leukoencephalomyelitis of sheep which is similar to but not the same as SCRAPIE.
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