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herpesvirus

[hur-peez-vahy-ruh s] /ˈhɜr pizˌvaɪ rəs/
noun, plural herpesviruses.
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.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; < New Latin; see herpes, virus
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British Dictionary definitions for herpesviruses

herpesvirus

/ˈhɜːpiːzˌvaɪrəs/
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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herpesviruses in Medicine

herpesvirus her·pes·vi·rus (hûr'pēz-vī'rəs)
n.
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. Also called herpes simplex virus.

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

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