- herpes virus
Other Word Forms of Herpes
Origin of Herpes
From Latin herpes, from Ancient Greek ἕρπης (herpēs, “herpes; literally, a creeping”), from ἕρπειν (herpein, “to creep”).
Middle English from Latin herpēs from Greek from herpein to creep
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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