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her·pes

 (hûr′pēz)
n.
Any of several viral infections marked by the eruption of small vesicles on the skin or mucous membranes, especially herpes simplex.

[Middle English, from Latin herpēs, from Greek, from herpein, to creep.]

her·pet′ic (hər-pĕt′ĭk) adj.

herpes

(ˈhɜːpiːz)
n
(Pathology) any of several inflammatory diseases of the skin, esp herpes simplex, characterized by the formation of small watery blisters. See also genital herpes
[C17: via Latin from Greek: a creeping, from herpein to creep]

her•pes

(ˈhɜr piz)

n.
1. any of several diseases caused by herpesvirus, characterized by eruption of blisters on the skin or mucous membranes.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin: cutaneous eruption < Greek hérpēs literally, a creeping; c. Latin serpēns serpent]

her·pes

(hûr′pēz)
Any of several infections caused by a virus, characterized by the eruption of painful blisters on the skin or a mucous membrane.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.herpes - viral diseases causing eruptions of the skin or mucous membraneherpes - viral diseases causing eruptions of the skin or mucous membrane
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
herpes simplex - an infection caused by the herpes simplex virus; affects the skin and nervous system; produces small temporary (but sometimes painful) blisters on the skin and mucous membranes
herpes zoster, shingles, zoster - eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia
2.herpes - any of the animal viruses that cause painful blisters on the skin
animal virus - an animal pathogen that is a virus
herpes simplex virus, herpes simplex - a herpes virus that affects the skin and nervous system
herpes zoster virus, herpes zoster - a herpes virus that causes shingles
EBV, Epstein-Barr virus - the herpes virus that causes infectious mononucleosis; associated with specific cancers in Africa and China
CMV, cytomegalovirus - any of a group of herpes viruses that enlarge epithelial cells and can cause birth defects; can affect humans with impaired immunological systems
varicella zoster virus - the member of the herpes virus family that is responsible for chickenpox
Translations
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herpes

[ˈhɜːpiːz] Nherpes m

herpes

[ˈhɜːrpiːz] nherpès m

herpes

n (Med) → Herpes m; herpes labialisHerpes mlabialis, Lippen-/Gesichtsherpes m

herpes

[ˈhɜːpiːz] nherpes m

herpes

n herpes m; — simplex herpes simple, herpes simplex; — zoster herpes zóster, culebrilla (fam), zona m (fam); labial — herpes labial, fuego (fam), calentura (fam), erupción en los labios (debida al herpes)