herpes genitalis

herpes genitalis

[jen-i-tey-lis]

Origin:
1905–10; < Neo-Latin: genital herpes

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herpes genitalis

noun
an infection caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) that is usually transmitted by sexual contact; marked by recurrent attacks of painful eruptions on the skin and mucous membranes of the genital area [syn: genital herpes
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