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Noun: herpes genitalis
  1. 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
    - genital herpes

Type of: Cupid's disease, Cupid's itch, dose, herpes simplex, sexually transmitted disease, social disease, STD, VD, venereal disease, venereal infection, Venus's curse

Encyclopedia: Herpes genitalis