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herpes simplex

n.
1.
a. A recurrent viral infection caused by a herpesvirus, marked by the eruption of fluid-containing vesicles usually on the mouth, lips, and face.
b. The herpesvirus, designated herpes simplex type one, that causes this infection.
2.
a. A recurrent viral infection, caused by a herpesvirus, that is sexually transmitted and marked by the eruption of fluid-containing vesicles usually on the genitals.
b. The herpesvirus, designated herpes simplex type two, that causes this infection.

[New Latin herpēs simplex : Latin herpēs, herpes + Latin simplex, simple.]
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herpes simplex

(ˈsɪmplɛks)
n
(Pathology) an acute viral disease characterized by formation of clusters of watery blisters, esp on the margins of the lips and nostrils or on the genitals. It can be sexually transmitted and may recur fitfully
[New Latin: simple herpes]
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her′pes sim′plex

(ˈsɪm plɛks)
n.
a recurrent herpesvirus infection that produces clusters of small blisters on the mouth, lips, eyes, or genitalia.
[1905–10; < New Latin: literally, simple herpes]
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herpes simplex

The name of the virus that causes both cold sores and similar sores on the genitals that are sexually transmitted.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
cold sore, fever blister, herpes labialis, oral herpes - caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1)
herpes genitalis - an infection caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) that is usually transmitted by sexual contact; marked by recurrent attacks of painful eruptions on the skin and mucous membranes of the genital area
2.herpes simplex - a herpes virus that affects the skin and nervous system
herpes virus - any of the animal viruses that cause painful blisters on the skin
herpes simplex 1, HS1, HSV-1, HSV-I - a herpes virus that causes oral herpes
herpes simplex 2, HS2, HSV-2, HSV-II - a herpes virus that can cause genital herpes
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