Definitions for herpesˈhɜr piz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

her•pesˈhɜr piz(n.)

  1. any of several diseases caused by herpesvirus, characterized by eruption of blisters on the skin or mucous membranes.

    Category: Pathology

  2. Category: Microbiology, Pathology

    Ref: herpesvirus .

Origin of herpes:

1375–1425; late ME < ML: cutaneous eruption < Gk hérpēs lit., a creeping; c. L serpēnsserpent

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


  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

Anagrams of herpes

  1. sphere

  2. Hesper

Translations for herpes

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

shingles(noun singular)

a kind of infectious disease causing a rash of painful blisters.

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