Synonyms for herpes-varicella-zoster-virus

1. herpes varicella zoster virus (n.)

a herpes virus that causes chickenpox and shingles

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2. varicella (n.)

an acute contagious disease caused by herpes varicella zoster virus; causes a rash of vesicles on the face and body

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3. herpes (n.)

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

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4. herpes (n.)

viral diseases causing eruptions of the skin or mucous membrane

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5. zoster (n.)

eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia

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6. 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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7. 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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8. virus (n.)

a harmful or corrupting agency

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