Sim·​plex·​vi·​rus ˈsim-ˌpleks-ˌvī-rəs How to pronounce Simplexvirus (audio)
: 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.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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