Definition of herpetic in English:

herpetic

adjective

  • See herpes

    • ‘Symptoms of herpetic encephalitis may include headache, confusion, seizures, or lethargy.’
    • ‘Adverse effects include true hypersensitivity, secondary bacterial and herpetic infection, and postinflammatory pigmentation changes.’
    • ‘Nursery personnel with an active herpetic whitlow should not have direct care of neonates.’
    • ‘It may be the viral infection herpetic stomatitis, which is common and easily treated.’
    • ‘The pain may precede the onset of the herpetic rash and, rarely, herpetic neuralgia can occur without the development of a rash.’

Pronunciation

herpetic

/həːˈpɛtɪk/