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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of a group of DNA-containing animal viruses that form characteristic inclusion bodies within the nuclei of host cells and cause diseases such as chickenpox, infectious mononucleosis, herpes simplex, and shingles.

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  • n. Any DNA virus, of the family Herpesviridae, many of which are responsible for diseases such as chickenpox, herpes simplex and shingles

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

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  • n. any of the animal viruses that cause painful blisters on the skin

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  • We propose that the major tertiary changes presented in this study reveal a structural basis for an exothermic maturation process probably present in many dsDNA bacteriophage and possibly viruses such as herpesvirus, which share the HK97 subunit fold. doi: 10.1038 / nature07686

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  • We propose that the major tertiary changes presented in this study reveal a structural basis for an exothermic maturation process probably present in many dsDNA bacteriophage and possibly viruses such as herpesvirus, which share the HK97 subunit fold.

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  • After all, the president's own namesake, baby elephant Barack, was not even 1 year old when he was already on the road and making public appearances, and he is now suffering from his second bout of the painful and often deadly elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus.

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  • It is caused by a herpesvirus that spreads easily throughout a flock as well as to neighboring flocks.

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  • On the downside, kissing a child on or around the mouth can transmit your oral bacteria to your child, which can lead to cavities for her down the road see page 100, not to mention the type 1 herpesvirus, or cold sore.

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  • It does appears to me, however, that in the absence of sustainable pressure through the continued exposure to naturally occurring pathogenic herpesviruses, the oysters have lost their ability to recognize a herpesvirus infection and mount a suitable response to control its replication in the host.

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  • According to Baylor College of Medicine, elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus is an ancient virus, and every elephant, whether wild or held captive in zoos, has a potential herpes virus inside of them.

    Cindy Letchworth: Jade: The Little Elephant That's Fighting A Deadly Virus

  • The herpesvirus attacks cells lining blood vessels of the heart and other organs.

    Cindy Letchworth: Jade: The Little Elephant That's Fighting A Deadly Virus

  • By example, when Asian and African elephants are kept in zoos together, there is a danger of transmission of a herpesvirus that is lethal to asian elephants, but african elephants have a better immunity system against it.

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  • Similar mental disturbances have also been reported following other chronic viral infections e.g. herpesvirus, Epstein-Barr virus, gastroenteritis, and human immunodeficiency virus.

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