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Synonyms and antonyms for herpes simplex virus

1. virus (n.)

(virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts; many are pathogenic; a piece of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein

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2. simplex (adj.)

allowing communication in only one direction at a time, or in telegraphy allowing only one message over a line at a time

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3. simplex (adj.)

having only one part or element

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4. virus (n.)

a software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer

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5. herpes (n.)

any of the animal viruses that cause painful blisters on the skin

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6. virus (n.)

a harmful or corrupting agency

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7. herpes (n.)

viral diseases causing eruptions of the skin or mucous membrane

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