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herpesvirus

[hur-peez-vahy-ruh s]
noun, plural her·pes·vi·rus·es.
  1. a DNA-containing virus of the family Herpesviridae, certain members of which cause such diseases in humans as oral and genital herpes, infectious mononucleosis, chickenpox, and shingles.
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Origin of herpesvirus

From New Latin, dating back to 1920–25; see origin at herpes, virus
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British Dictionary definitions for herpesvirus

herpesvirus

noun
  1. any one of a family of DNA-containing viruses that includes the agents causing herpes, the Epstein-Barr virus, and the cytomegalovirus
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herpesvirus in Medicine

herpesvirus

(hûrpēz-vī′rəs)
n.
  1. Either of two types of DNA-containing animal viruses of the genus Herpesvirus, herpesvirus type one or herpesvirus type two, which form inclusion bodies within the nuclei of host cells.herpes simplex virus
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Herpesvirus

n.
  1. A genus of viruses of the family Herpetoviridae including the causative agents of genital herpes and shingles.
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