[hur-peez-vahy-ruh s] /ˈhɜr pizˌvaɪ rəs/
noun, plural herpesviruses.
a DNA-containing of the family Herpesviridae, certain members of which cause such diseases in humans as oral and , infectious mononucleosis, chickenpox, and shingles.
any one of a family of DNA-containing viruses that includes the agents causing herpes, the Epstein-Barr virus, and the cytomegalovirus
herpesvirus her·pes·vi·rus (hûr’pēz-vī’rəs)
Either of two types of DNA-containing animal viruses of the genus Herpesvirus, herpesvirus type one or herpesvirus type two, which form inclusion bodies within the nuclei of host cells. Also called herpes simplex virus.
A genus of viruses of the family Herpetoviridae including the causative agents of genital herpes and shingles.
[zos-ter] /ˈzɒs tər/ noun, Pathology. 1. . /ˈzɒstə/ noun 1. a technical name for shingles herpes zoster n. See shingles.
[her-pet-ik] /hərˈpɛt ɪk/ adjective, Pathology. 1. of, relating to, or caused by herpes. /hɜːˈpɛtɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to any of the herpes diseases noun 2. a person suffering from any of the herpes diseases adj. “pertaining to herpes,” 1783, from Greek herpes (genitive herpetos); see herpes + -ic.
- Herpetic keratitis
herpetic keratitis n. Inflammation of the cornea or of the cornea and conjunctiva caused by herpesvirus type one. Also called herpetic keratoconjunctivitis.
- Herpetic whitlow
herpetic whitlow n. A painful infection of the finger, caused by herpesvirus and often accompanied by lymphangitis and regional adenopathy.