Varicellovirus


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Varicellovirus

 [var″ĭ-sel´o-vi″rus]
a genus of herpesviruses that infects both humans and animals; the most common species affecting humans is human herpesvirus 3, which causes chickenpox and herpes zoster.

var·i·cel·la-·zos·ter vi·rus

a herpesvirus, morphologically identical to herpes simplex virus, that causes varicella (chickenpox) and herpes zoster in man; varicella results from a primary infection with the virus; herpes zoster results from secondary invasion by the same virus or by reactivation of infection which in many instances has been latent for many years.

Varicellovirus

/Var·i·cel·lo·vi·rus/ (var″ĭ-sel´o-vi″rus) varicella and pseudorabies-like viruses; a genus of viruses of the subfamily Alphaherpesvirinae (family Herpesviridae), including human herpesvirus 3, pseudorabies virus, and bovine and equid herpesviruses.

var·i·cel·la-zos·ter vi·rus

(var'i-sel'ă-zos'tĕr vī'rŭs)
A herpesvirus, morphologically identical to herpes simplex virus, which causes varicella (chickenpox) and herpes zoster; varicella results from a primary infection, herpes zoster from secondary invasion or by reactivation of infection that has been latent for years.
Synonym(s): chickenpox virus, herpes zoster virus, human herpesvirus 3, Varicellovirus.

Varicellovirus

a genus in the subfamily Alphaherpesvirinae.