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her·pes·vi·rus

 (hûr′pēz-vī′rəs)
n. pl. her·pes·vi·rus·es
Any of a family of DNA viruses that form characteristic inclusion bodies within the nuclei of host cells and cause diseases such as chickenpox, infectious mononucleosis, herpes simplex, and shingles.

herpesvirus

(ˈhɜːpiːzˌvaɪrəs)
n
(Pathology) any one of a family of DNA-containing viruses that includes the agents causing herpes, the Epstein-Barr virus, and the cytomegalovirus

her•pes•vi•rus

(ˈhɜr pizˌvaɪ rəs)

n., pl. -rus•es.
any DNA-containing virus of the family Herpesviridae, members of which cause several kinds of diseases, as chickenpox and shingles.
[1920–25]
Translations

herpesvirus

n (pl -ruses) herpesvirus m; human — 6 (8, etc.) herpesvirus humano 6 (8, etc.)
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