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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]