human herpesvirus 4


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Ep·stein-Barr vi·rus (EBV),

(ep'stīn băr), Avoid the mispronunciation ep'stēn.
a herpesvirus in the genus Lymphocryptovirus that causes infectious mononucleosis and is also found in cell cultures of Burkitt lymphoma; associated with nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

Ep·stein-Barr vi·rus

(EBV) (ep'stīn bahr vī'rŭs)
A herpesvirus that causes infectious mononucleosis and is also found in cell cultures of Burkitt lymphoma; associated with nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
Synonym(s): human herpesvirus 4.

human herpesvirus 4

The Epstein-Barr virus that is shed in the saliva of most adults and causes infectious mononucleosis (glandular fever).

Ep·stein-Barr vi·rus

(EBV) (ep'stīn bahr vī'rŭs)
A herpesvirus that causes infectious mononucleosis and is also found in cell cultures of Burkitt lymphoma; associated with nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
Synonym(s): human herpesvirus 4.