varicella zoster virus


noun

a type of herpesvirus that causes chickenpox and shingles.

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Medical definitions for varicella zoster virus

varicella-zoster virus

n.

A herpesvirus that causes chickenpox and shingles.chickenpox virus herpes zoster virus
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