Definitions for "Herpesvirus"
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.
Any of a family of DNA viruses that mature in nuclei of infected cells and are the causative agents of some skin diseases.
A family of large DNA viruses that infect a wide range of animal species. Eight distinct types have been associated with a variety of human diseases.