Herpesvirus Her"pes*vir`us, n. (Med.) any of several dozen DNA-containing virus of the family {Herpetoviridae}, including among them such human-disease-causing agents as {Herpes simplex virus} causing oral and genital {herpes}, {varicella-zoster virus} ({Herpes zoster virus}) causing shingles and chickenpox (varicella), {Epstein-Barr virus} (EB virus) causing infectious mononucleosis, and {Cytomegalovirus}. [PJC]

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  • herpesvirus — [hʉr′pēz vī΄rəs] n. any of a family (Herpesviridae) of DNA viruses variously affecting certain vertebrates and invertebrates, esp. the viruses causing herpes simplex, herpes zoster, and chickenpox in human beings …   English World dictionary

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  • Herpesvirus — One of a family of viruses that contain DNA and that cause infections in humans (human herpesviruses) or animals. Herpes viruses are common, and often live in the host’s tissue for years or even decades without causing symptoms. * * * Any virus… …   Medical dictionary

  • herpesvirus — n. one of a group of DNA containing viruses causing latent infections in animals (including humans). The herpesviruses are the causative agents of herpes and chickenpox. The group also includes the cytomegalovirus and Epstein Barr virus.… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • herpesvirus — noun Date: 1925 any of a family (Herpesviridae) of double stranded DNA viruses including the causative agents of herpes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • herpesvirus — /herr peez vuy reuhs/, n., pl. herpesviruses. a DNA containing virus of the family Herpesviridae, certain members of which cause such diseases in humans as oral and genital herpes, infectious mononucleosis, chickenpox, and shingles. Cf. herpes… …   Universalium

  • herpesvirus — noun Any DNA virus, of the family Herpesviridae, many of which are responsible for diseases such as chickenpox, herpes simplex and shingles …   Wiktionary

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