HTLV

noun
\ ˌāch-(ˌ)tē-(ˌ)el-ˈvē How to pronounce HTLV (audio) \

Definition of HTLV

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

First Known Use of HTLV

1980, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for HTLV

human T-cell lymphotropic virus

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“HTLV.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/HTLV. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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HTLV

noun
\ ˌāch-ˌtē-ˌel-ˈvē How to pronounce HTLV (audio) \

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 discoveryHTLV-III

called also human T-cell leukemia virus, human T-cell lymphotropic virus, human T-lymphotropic virus

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