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her•pes•vi•rus



Pronunciation: (hûr'pēz-vī"rus), [key]
n.,
pl. -rus•es.

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 simplex, varicella-zoster virus, Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

herpes simplexherpes zoster
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