herpesvirus definition

  • noun:
    • Any of a team of DNA-containing animal viruses that form characteristic inclusion systems inside the nuclei of number cells and trigger conditions such as for instance chickenpox, infectious mononucleosis, herpes simplex, and shingles.
    • Any DNA virus, for the household Herpesviridae, some of which are responsible for conditions including chickenpox, herpes simplex and shingles
    • any one of a few dozen DNA-containing virus of this family members Herpetoviridae, including included in this such human-disease-causing representatives as Herpes simplex virus causing dental and vaginal herpes, varicella-zoster virus (Herpes zoster virus) causing shingles and chickenpox (varicella), Epstein-Barr virus (EB virus) causing infectious mononucleosis, and Cytomegalovirus.
    • any of the pet viruses that can cause painful blisters on skin

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