Definition of Hantaan virus in English:

Hantaan virus

noun

Virology Medicine
  • The hantavirus that causes Korean haemorrhagic fever in humans, the natural host of which is the striped field mouse, Apodemus agrarius.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in The Lancet. From Hantaan, the name of a river in Korea + virus.

Pronunciation

Hantaan virus

/hanˈtɑːn ˌvʌɪrəs/