[ley-bee-ey-lis] /ˌleɪ biˈeɪ lɪs/
a technical name for cold sore
[sim-pleks] /ˈsɪm plɛks/ noun 1. 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 […]
[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.