HTLV



1.
human T-cell lymphotropic virus: any of a family of retroviruses associated with certain leukemias and immune system deficiencies.
abbreviation
1.
human T-cell lymphotrophic virus: any one of a small family of viruses that cause certain rare diseases in the T-cells of human beings; for instance, HTLV I causes a form of leukaemia

HTLV (āch’tē-ěl-vē’)
n.
Human T-cell lymphotropic virus; any of a group of lymphotropic retroviruses that have a selective affinity for certain T cells and are associated with adult T cell leukemia and lymphoma. One type, HTLV-III, causes AIDS. Also called human T-cell leukemia virus.
human T-cell lymphotropic virus

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    1. human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1: a type of retrovirus that causes a rare form of leukemia, primarily occurring in southern Japan and the Caribbean islands.

  • HTLV-2

    1. human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 2: a type of retrovirus that has been associated with hairy cell leukemia.



  • HTLV-3

    1. human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 3. See under . noun 1. a variable retrovirus that invades and inactivates helper T cells of the immune system and is a cause of AIDS and AIDS-related complex: variants were identified in several laboratories and independently named lymphadenopathy-associated virus (LAV) human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 3 (HTLV-3) and […]

  • Htlv-i

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