- of, relating to, or caused by herpes.
Origin of herpetic
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Examples from the Web for herpetic
Herpetic tonsillitis, often a deuteropathic variety, seems sometimes of nervous origin exclusively.
On the left chest an herpetic eruption of the size of a dollar, and on the mamma a hard tumor of the size of a fist.
Several crops of herpetic vesicles also developed over the distribution of the radial nerve in the hand.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900
George Henry Makins
The heart had been attacked for some time past; a herpetic affection threatened to complicate the state of affairs.Her Royal Highness Woman
Erythematous, erythemato-papular; exceptionally, herpetic, and pigmentary.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin
Henry Weightman Stelwagon
- of or relating to any of the herpes diseases
- a person suffering from any of the herpes diseases
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Word Origin and History for herpetic
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