any of a group of herpesviruses that cause enlargement of the epithelial cells, esp. of the salivary glands: associated with pneumonia and with abnormalities in newborn infants
Origin of cytomegaloviruscyto- + megalo- + virus
Any of a group of herpesviruses that attack and enlarge epithelial cells. Such viruses also cause a disease of infants characterized by circulatory dysfunction and microcephaly.
From the genus name.