Definitions for herpesˈhɜr piz

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  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

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  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.]

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  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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.]

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  1. sphere

  2. Hesper


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