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herpetic

[her-pet-ik] /hərˈpɛt ɪk/
adjective, Pathology.
1.
of, relating to, or caused by herpes.
Origin of herpetic
1775-1785
1775-85; < Greek herpēt-, stem of hérpēs (see herpes) + -ic
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herpetic

/hɜːˈpɛtɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to any of the herpes diseases
noun
2.
a person suffering from any of the herpes diseases
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Word Origin and History for herpetic
adj.

"pertaining to herpes," 1783, from Greek herpes (genitive herpetos); see herpes + -ic.

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