Definition of reassortant in US English:

reassortant

adjective

Virology
  • 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.

noun

Virology
  • A reassortant virus.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in The Journal of Virology. From reassort + -ant, perhaps after recombinant.

Pronunciation

reassortant

/riːəˈsɔːtnt/