varicella-zoster virus

(redirected from Varicellovirus)
Also found in: Medical, Wikipedia.

var·i·cel·la-zos·ter virus

 (văr′ĭ-sĕl′ə-zŏs′tər)
n.
A herpesvirus that causes chickenpox and shingles.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Etiological agent of canine herpesvirus belongs to the species Canine alphaherpesvirus 1 (CaHV-1), genus Varicellovirus, subfamily Alphaherpesvirinae, and family Herpesviridae (ICTV 2017).
PRV is a member of the subfamily Alphaherpesvirinae in the family Herpesviridae belonging to the genus Varicellovirus [1].
BoHV-1 is an enveloped DNA virus belonging to the family Herpesviridae, subfamily Alphaherpesvirinae, genus Varicellovirus (2).
Pseudorabies virus (PRV; family Herpesviridae, subfamily Alphaherpesvirinae, genus Varicellovirus) contains a double-stranded DNA genome with strong genetic stability.