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herpesvirus

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noun her·pes·vi·rus \-ˈvī-rəs\

Definition of herpesvirus

  1. :  any of a family (Herpesviridae) of double-stranded DNA viruses that include the cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus and the causative agents of chicken pox, herpes simplex, Marek's disease, roseola infantum, and shingles



1925

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1925


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herpesvirus

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noun her·pes·vi·rus \-ˈvī-rəs\

Medical Definition of herpesvirus

  1. :  any of a family Herpesviridae of double-stranded DNA viruses




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