noun, plural her·pes·vi·rus·es.
- herpes iris,
- herpes labialis,
- herpes simplex,
- herpes zoster,
- herpes zoster virus,
- herpetic keratitis,
- herpetic whitlow,
- herpetiform aphthae
Origin of herpesvirus
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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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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
A genus of viruses of the family Herpetoviridae including the causative agents of genital herpes and shingles.
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