noun, Pathology.
a sexually transmitted disease caused by herpes simplex virus type 2, characterized primarily by transient blisters on and around the genitals.
a sexually transmitted disease caused by a variety of the herpes simplex virus in which painful blisters occur in the genital region

genital herpes n.
A highly contagious, sexually transmitted viral infection caused by herpesvirus type two and characterized by painful lesions in the genital and anal regions.


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