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genital herpes

Syllabification: gen·i·tal her·pes

Definition of genital herpes in English:

noun

A disease characterized by blisters in the genital area, caused by a variety of the herpes simplex virus.
Example sentences
  • A study under way aims to determine whether an experimental vaccine is safe and effective in preventing genital herpes in young women.
  • The virus that causes genital herpes can also produce a lesion on the cervix.
  • Secondly, future vaccines against genital herpes may prevent disease but not infection, and adolescents may be a target group for vaccination.

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