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[her-pet-ik] /hərˈpɛt ɪk/

adjective, Pathology.
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.


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