herpes simplex virus

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herpes simplex virus

[¦hər‚pēz ′sim‚pleks ′vī·rəs]
(virology)
Either of two types of subgroup A herpesviruses that are specific for humans; given the binomial designation Herpesvirus hominis.
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Coldsores tend to appear when the body's defence mechanisms are down, which can be caused by stress.
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