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herpesvirus

herpesvirus

noun her·pes·vi·rus \-ˈvī-rəs\

Definition of HERPESVIRUS

:  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

First Known Use of HERPESVIRUS

1925

herpesvirus

noun her·pes·vi·rus \-ˈvī-rəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HERPESVIRUS

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

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