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Definition of Herpetiform virus

Herpetiform virus: A virus with the characteristic shape and behavior of a virus in the herpes family. Not all members of the herpes virus family have been identified. Some herpetiform viruses may eventually be called herpes viruses, while others are merely similar.

See herpes virus.

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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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