HTLV

noun \ ˌāch-(ˌ)tē-(ˌ)el-ˈvē \

Definition of HTLV

:any of several retroviruses often used with a number or Roman numeral to indicate the type

Origin and Etymology of htlv

human T-cell lymphotropic virus


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HTLV

noun \ ˌāch-ˌtē-ˌel-ˈvē \

medical Definition of HTLV

:any of several retroviruses that formerly included the original strain of the AIDS virus before it was grouped with other strains, renamed HIV-1, and made the type species (Human immunodeficiency virus 1) of the genus Lentivirus often used with a number or Roman numeral to indicate the type and order of discovery
  • HTLV-III
called also human T-cell leukemia virus, human T-cell lymphotropic virus, human T-lymphotropic virus

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