Origin of herpes
Related Words for herpesAIDS, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, pox, clap, HIV, STD, VD, chancroid, chlamydia, crabs, scabies
Examples from the Web for herpes
Contemporary Examples of herpes
Herpes virus, adenovirus and many others have been studied against a wide variety of cancers; many trials are ongoing.Are Viruses the Next Cure for Cancer?
May 15, 2014
Historical Examples of herpes
Herpes has been described in connection with both adult and infantile scurvy.Scurvy Past and Present
Alfred Fabian Hess
Achor is, 'a species of the Herpes;' and Hey, 'an expression of joy.'
In 1842–43 Gruby showed that Herpes tonsurans, a form of ringworm, is due to the fungus Trichophyton tonsurans.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology
Charles Bradfield Morrey
Herpes of the lips, due to a mild staphylococcal infection, is common in delicate children and in the early stages of pneumonia.
Herpes facialis is often observed in association with colds and febrile and lung diseases.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin
Henry Weightman Stelwagon
- any of several inflammatory diseases of the skin, esp herpes simplex, characterized by the formation of small watery blistersSee also genital herpes
Word Origin for herpes
late 14c., "inflammatory, spreading skin condition" (used of shingles, gangrene, etc.), from Latin herpes "a spreading skin eruption," from Greek herpes, the name for the disease shingles, literally "creeping," from herpein "to creep" (cognate with Latin serpere "to creep;" see serpent). The condition was not distinguished into specific diseases until early 19c.
- Any of several viral diseases causing the eruption of small blisterlike vesicles on the skin or mucous membranes, especially herpes simplex or herpes zoster.
- Any of several infections caused by the herpes simplex virus of the genus Simplexvirus or by the varicella-zoster virus, a herpes virus of the genus Varicellavirus. Herpes infections are characterized by painful blisters on the skin or a mucous membrane and are highly contagious. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease. Varicella-zoster infection is also called shingles.
A group of related diseases and the viruses that cause them. These diseases are marked by the development of blisterlike sores on the skin or mucous membranes of the body. The herpes virus may invade the mouth region, producing fever blisters or cold sores, or may cause a sexually transmitted disease in which the painful sores appear on the genitals. Chicken pox is another disease caused by a herpes virus.