herpesvirus

noun her·pes·vi·rus \ ˌhər-(ˌ)pēz-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

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1925

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herpesvirus

noun her·pes·vi·rus \ -ˈvī-rəs \

medical Definition of herpesvirus

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

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