Definition of herpesvirus in English:

herpesvirus

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Pronunciation: /ˈhəːpiːzˌvʌɪrəs
 
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noun

Medicine
  • Any of a group of DNA viruses causing herpes and other diseases.
    More 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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