Definition of herpesvirus in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhəːpiːzˌvʌɪrəs/


Any of a group of DNA viruses causing herpes and other diseases.
Example sentences
  • Although many people associate the word herpes with genital herpes, the herpesvirus family is made up of nearly 100 kinds of viruses, eight of which cause disease in humans.
  • Previous studies have demonstrated that coinfection with herpesviruses can modulate HIV - 1 replication.
  • Epstein-Barr virus is one of 8 known human herpesviruses.

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