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Epstein-Barr virus

Pronunciation: ep'stin bar

Definition: a herpesvirus in the genus Lymphocryptovirus that causes infectious mononucleosis and is also found in cell cultures of Burkitt lymphoma; associated with nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

Synonym(s): EB virus, human herpesvirus 4

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