epstein-barr viruses

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Epstein-Barr virus   (ěp'stīn-bär')  Pronunciation Key 
A virus of the family Herpesviridae and the genus Lymphocryptovirus that causes infectious mononucleosis and is associated with several types of human cancers. It is named after two of its discoverers, British pathologist Michael Anthony Epstein (born 1921) and British virologist Yvonne M. Barr (born 1932).
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