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herpes simplex

herpes simplex

noun herpes sim·plex \-ˈsim-ˌpleks\

Definition of HERPES SIMPLEX

:  either of two diseases caused by herpesviruses (species Human herpesvirus 1 and Human herpesvirus 2 of the genus Simplexvirus) and marked especially by watery blisters on the skin or mucous membranes of the lips, mouth, face, or genital region

Origin of HERPES SIMPLEX

New Latin, literally, simple herpes
First Known Use: 1907

Rhymes with HERPES SIMPLEX

herpes simplex

noun herpes sim·plex \-ˈsim-ˌpleks\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HERPES SIMPLEX

:  either of two viral diseases caused by herpesviruses of the genus Simplexvirus that are marked especially by watery blisters on the skin or mucous membranes of the lips, mouth, face, or genital region—see hsv-1, hsv-2

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