genital herpes

noun

Definition of genital herpes

  1. :  herpes simplex of the type typically affecting the genitalia

1877

First Known Use of genital herpes

1877


Medical Dictionary

genital herpes

noun

Medical Definition of genital herpes

  1. :  herpes simplex of the type affecting the genitals—called also herpes genitalis


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