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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.
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(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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
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Any of several infections caused by a virus, characterized by the eruption of painful blisters on the skin or a mucous membrane.
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|Noun||1.||herpes - 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
|2.||herpes - any of the animal viruses that cause painful blisters on the skin|
animal virus - an animal pathogen that is a virus
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
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herpes[ˈhɜːpiːz] N → herpes m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
herpes[ˈhɜːrpiːz] n → herpès m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
herpes[ˈhɜːpiːz] n → herpes m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
herpesn 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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