herpes

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See also: Herpes and herpès

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From Latin herpes, from Ancient Greek ἕρπης (herpēs, herpes; literally, a creeping), from ἕρπειν (herpein, to creep).

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herpes (plural herpeses)

  1. (medicine) A viral infection, caused by the Herpes simplex virus, marked by painful, watery blisters in the skin or mucous membranes or on the genitals.

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herpes ?

  1. herpes

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herpes

  1. (pathology) herpes (common language term for herpes simplex)

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