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Meaning of HERPES

Pronunciation:  'hurpeez

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of the animal viruses that cause painful blisters on the skin
  2. [n]  viral diseases causing eruptions of the skin or mucous membrane

HERPES is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: herpes virus
 See Also: animal virus, cytomegalovirus, EBV, Epstein-Barr virus, herpes simplex, herpes simplex, herpes simplex virus, herpes zoster, herpes zoster, herpes zoster virus, infectious disease, shingles, varicella zoster virus, zoster



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Her"pes\, n. [L., fr. Gr. "e`rphs, fr. "e`rpein to
creep.] (Med.)
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.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Small, painful blisters that erupt on the skin. The herpes simplex virus causes painful blisters around the lips, and genital herpes causes blisters on the sex organs.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you or someone has herpes, refers to your sexual anxiety and worries. Perhaps you have practiced unsafe sex and are expressing your regrets.
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