Herpes simplex virus


Herpes simplex virus
Herpesvirus Her"pes*vir`us, n. (Med.) any of several dozen DNA-containing virus of the family {Herpetoviridae}, including among them such human-disease-causing agents as {Herpes simplex virus} causing oral and genital {herpes}, {varicella-zoster virus} ({Herpes zoster virus}) causing shingles and chickenpox (varicella), {Epstein-Barr virus} (EB virus) causing infectious mononucleosis, and {Cytomegalovirus}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.