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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ingrid Weir:

    I was thinking about picking up kayaking, but I didn't want anyone to think I had herpes.

  2. Tim Allen:

    We're not sure he's going to last, whereas the Clintons are like herpes: Just when you think they're gone, they show up again.

  3. Sami Gottlieb:

    We really need to accelerate the development of vaccines against herpes simplex virus, and if a vaccine designed to prevent HSV-2 infection also prevented HSV-1, it would have far reaching benefits.

  4. Julianna Schantz-Dunn:

    You may feel some itching or painful urination, but the symptoms may not be as severe as you’d think, i’ve seen people try to treat herpes with a topical yeast medication—and that doesn’t do much.

  5. Milton Schiffenbauer:

    The results validates (sic) our belief that a diet that includes a tablespoon of cinnamon once or twice a day can be effective in eliminating or preventing viruses from infecting humans and causing sickness, such as colds, flu, and even herpes.

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