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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Any of a group of DNA-containing animal microorganisms that causes diseases such as chickenpox, infectious mononucleosis, and shingles.

Usage examples (39)
  • The herpesvirus attacks cells lining blood vessels of the heart and other organs.
  • It is caused by a herpesvirus that spreads easily throughout a flock as well as to neighboring flocks.
  • Using human herpesvirus 6B (HHV-6B) as a virus that induces
  • Houston zoo has lost six other elephants to the herpesvirus. for more
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