cytomegalovirus definition

  • noun:
    • any one of several herpes viruses that assault and enlarge epithelial cells. Such viruses additionally cause an ailment of infants characterized by circulatory dysfunction and microcephaly.
    • any one of a few herpes viruses, of the genus Cytomegalovirus, that assault the salivary glands
    • any of a small grouping of herpes viruses that enlarge epithelial cells and that can cause delivery problems; can affect people with impaired immunological systems
    • Any of several herpes viruses that assault and enlarge epithelial cells. Such viruses also cause an ailment of infants described as circulatory dysfunction and microcephaly.
    • any one of a number of herpes viruses, of the genus Cytomegalovirus, that assault the salivary glands
    • any of a team of herpes viruses that enlarge epithelial cells and that can cause birth flaws; make a difference humans with impaired immunological systems

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