adjective Pathology.

of, relating to, or caused by herpes.

Origin of herpetic

1775–85; < Greek herpēt-, stem of hérpēs (see herpes) + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for herpetic



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

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

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