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Noun: herpes simplex  'hur-peez 'sim,pleks
  1. An infection caused by the herpes simplex virus; affects the skin and nervous system; produces small temporary (but sometimes painful) blisters on the skin and mucous membranes
  2. A herpes virus that affects the skin and nervous system
    - herpes simplex virus

Type of: herpes, herpes virus

Encyclopedia: Herpes simplex, type 2