Origin of herpes
Examples from the Web for herpes
Herpes virus, adenovirus and many others have been studied against a wide variety of cancers; many trials are ongoing.
Herpes has been described in connection with both adult and infantile scurvy.Scurvy Past and Present|Alfred Fabian Hess
Herpes consists of gregarious spreading excoriations, which are succeeded by branny scales or scabs.Zoonomia, Vol. II|Erasmus Darwin
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 facialis is often observed in association with colds and febrile and lung diseases.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin|Henry Weightman Stelwagon
Herpes of the lips sometimes occurs in the commencement of the disease.
British Dictionary definitions for herpes
Word Origin for herpes
Word Origin and History 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.
Medicine definitions for herpes
Science definitions for herpes
Culture definitions for herpes
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.