a vesicular eruption on the face, usually on or near the mouth, often accompanying a cold or a febrile condition; herpes simplex.
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- cold pole,
- cold rubber,
- cold shoulder,
- cold shower,
- cold snap,
- cold spot,
- cold stage,
- cold start,
- cold steel,
- cold storage
Origin of cold sore
First recorded in 1905–10
Also called fever blister.
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a cluster of blisters at the margin of the lips that sometimes accompanies the common cold, caused by a viral infectionTechnical name: herpes labialis
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A small blister occurring on the lips and face and caused by a herpes simplex virus.
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