What does herpes mean?

Definitions for herpesˈhɜr piz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. herpes(noun)

    viral diseases causing eruptions of the skin or mucous membrane

  2. herpes, herpes virus(noun)

    any of the animal viruses that cause painful blisters on the skin

GCIDE

  1. Herpes(n.)

    An eruption of the skin, taking various names, according to its form, or the part affected, caused by a herpesvirus infection; especially, an eruption of vesicles in small distinct clusters, accompanied with itching or tingling, including shingles, ringworm, and the like; -- so called from its tendency to creep or spread from one part of the skin to another.

  2. Origin: [L., fr. Gr. "e`rphs, fr. "e`rpein to creep.]

Wiktionary

  1. herpes(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Herpes(noun)

    an eruption of the skin, taking various names, according to its form, or the part affected; especially, an eruption of vesicles in small distinct clusters, accompanied with itching or tingling, including shingles, ringworm, and the like; -- so called from its tendency to creep or spread from one part of the skin to another

  2. Origin: [L., fr. Gr. "e`rphs, fr. "e`rpein to creep.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Herpes

    hėr′pēz, n. the name of a group of diseases of the skin, characterised by the presence of clusters of vesicles on an inflamed base—Catarrhal herpes and Herpes zoster or Shingles.—adj. Herpet′ic, relating to or resembling herpes: creeping. [Gr. herpēsherpein, to creep.]

Anagrams for herpes »

  1. sphere

  2. Hesper

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of herpes in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of herpes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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