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varicella zoster virus

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noun
a type of herpesvirus that causes chickenpox and shingles.
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Also called herpes zoster virus .
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varicella-zoster virus

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