Herpes-simplex definition

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A recurrent viral infection caused by a herpesvirus, marked by the eruption of fluid-containing vesicles usually on the mouth, lips, and face.
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The herpesvirus, designated herpes simplex type one, that causes this infection.
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A recurrent viral infection, caused by a herpesvirus, that is sexually transmitted and marked by the eruption of fluid-containing vesicles usually on the genitals.
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The herpesvirus, designated herpes simplex type two, that causes this infection.
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A recurrent, incurable form of herpes usually affecting the mouth, lips, or face (type one) or the genitals (type two): the genital type is a sexually transmitted disease.
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A recurrent viral infection caused by a herpesvirus, marked by the eruption of fluid-containing vesicles usually on the mouth, lips, and face.
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The herpesvirus, designated herpes simplex type one, that causes this infection.
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A recurrent viral infection, caused by a herpesvirus, that is sexually transmitted and marked by the eruption of fluid-containing vesicles usually on the genitals.
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The herpesvirus, designated herpes simplex type two, that causes this infection.
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(pathology) A viral disease caused by Herpes simplex viruses.
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Origin of herpes-simplex

  • New Latin herpēs simplex Latin herpēs herpes Latin simplex simple

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition