<dermatology> Any inflammatory skin disease caused by a herpes virus and characterised by the formation of clusters of small vesicles. When used alone, the term may refer to herpes simplex or to herpes zoster.

Origin: L., Gr. Herpes = a spreading cutaneous eruption, from herpein = to creep

(11 Mar 2008)

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