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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)
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NEW ORLEANS -- Universal screening for maternal herpes simplex virus infections could reduce the incidence of neonatal infections but would cost millions of dollars to prevent one infection or death, Dr.
Disseminated Maternal Herpes Simplex Virus Infection

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