Simplexvirus

noun
Sim·​plex·​vi·​rus | \ ˈsim-ˌpleks-ˌvī-rəs How to pronounce Simplexvirus (audio) \

Medical Definition of Simplexvirus

: a genus of double-stranded DNA viruses of the family Herpesviridae that usually infect primates including two (HSV-1 and HSV-2) specific for humans and that tend to persist in the host as latent infections in neurons

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“Simplexvirus.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Simplexvirus. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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