1. Relating to or characterized by herpes. 2. Relating to or caused by a herpesvirus.

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her·pet·ic (.)hər-'pet-ik adj of, relating to, or resembling herpes <\herpetic pain> <\herpetic lesions>

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her·pet·ic (hər-petґik) [L. herpeticus] 1. pertaining to or of the nature of herpes. 2. pertaining to or caused by herpesviruses.

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