herpesvirus

noun
her·​pes·​vi·​rus | \ ˌhər-(ˌ)pēz-ˈvī-rəs How to pronounce herpesvirus (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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herpesvirus

noun
her·​pes·​vi·​rus | \ -ˈvī-rəs How to pronounce herpesvirus (audio) \

Medical Definition of herpesvirus

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

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