[sim-pleks] /ˈsɪm plɛks/
either of two herpes diseases caused by a herpesvirus that infects humans and some other animals and produces small, transient blisters on the skin or mucous membranes, one type of virus (herpes simplex virus type 1, or HSV-1) usually associated with oral herpes but also causing genital herpes and the other (herpes simplex virus type 2, or HSV-2) usually causing genital herpes.
an acute viral disease characterized by formation of clusters of watery blisters, esp on the margins of the lips and nostrils or on the genitals. It can be sexually transmitted and may recur fitfully
herpes simplex herpes sim·plex (sĭm’plěks’)
[hur-peez-vahy-ruh s] /ˈhɜr pizˌvaɪ rəs/ noun, plural herpesviruses. 1. a DNA-containing of the family Herpesviridae, certain members of which cause such diseases in humans as oral and , infectious mononucleosis, chickenpox, and shingles. /ˈhɜːpiːzˌvaɪrəs/ noun 1. any one of a family of DNA-containing viruses that includes the agents causing herpes, the Epstein-Barr virus, and the […]
[zos-ter] /ˈzɒs tər/ noun, Pathology. 1. . /ˈzɒstə/ noun 1. a technical name for shingles herpes zoster n. See shingles.
[her-pet-ik] /hərˈpɛt ɪk/ adjective, Pathology. 1. of, relating to, or caused by herpes. /hɜːˈpɛtɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to any of the herpes diseases noun 2. a person suffering from any of the herpes diseases adj. “pertaining to herpes,” 1783, from Greek herpes (genitive herpetos); see herpes + -ic.
- Herpetic keratitis
herpetic keratitis n. Inflammation of the cornea or of the cornea and conjunctiva caused by herpesvirus type one. Also called herpetic keratoconjunctivitis.