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varicella zoster virus

a type of herpesvirus that causes chickenpox and shingles.
Also called herpes zoster virus. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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herpes zoster virus in Medicine

herpes zoster virus n.
See varicella-zoster virus.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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