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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.
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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
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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]
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herpesvirus

n (pl -ruses) herpesvirus m; human — 6 (8, etc.) herpesvirus humano 6 (8, etc.)
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HHV3, also called varicella-zoster virus, causes chickenpox and shingles.
Prior research has suggested that the presence of HHV 1 and HHV3 may increase the risk for AD and dementia.
Induced by VZV [with human herpes virus 3 (HHV3) as the main pathogen], herpes zoster is clinically manifested as local nerve involvement and obvious neuralgia.13 During onset, this virus is activ ted again because of decrease in resistance or cellular immune function, which inflames involved ganglia.