human T-cell lymphoma leukemia virus

hu·man T-cell lym·pho·ma leu·ke·mi·a vi·rus

(HTLV) (hyūmăn sel lim-fōmă lū-kēmē-ă vīrŭs)
A group of viruses (subfamily Oncovirinae, family Retroviridae) that are lymphotropic with a selective affinity for the helper/inducer cell subset of T lymphocytes and are associated with adult T-cell leukemia and lymphoma.
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