One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of a virus: having a genome consisting of parts derived from the genomes of two (or more) different viruses, as a result of reassortment during mixed infection of the same host or cells.
A reassortant virus.
1970s; earliest use found in The Journal of Virology. From reassort + -ant, perhaps after recombinant.
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