Definition of herpes simplex noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


herpes simplex

BrE BrE//ˌhɜːpiːz ˈsɪmpleks//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhɜːrpiːz ˈsɪmpleks//
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an infection caused by a virus, which can cause sore areas around the mouth or on the genitals
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: herpes simplex