[her-pet-ik] /hərˈpɛt ɪk/
of, relating to, or caused by herpes.
of or relating to any of the herpes diseases
a person suffering from any of the herpes diseases
“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.
- Herpetic whitlow
herpetic whitlow n. A painful infection of the finger, caused by herpesvirus and often accompanied by lymphangitis and regional adenopathy.
herpetiform her·pet·i·form (hûr-pět’ə-fôrm’) adj. Of or resembling herpes.
- Herpetiform aphthae
herpetiform aphthae n. Aphthae characterized by numerous ulcers clustered in groups of vesicles.