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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Herpetic Pertaining to, or resembling, the herpes; partaking of the nature of herpes; as, herpetic eruptions.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • herpetic Pertaining to or resembling herpes; partaking of the nature of herpes: as, herpetic patches.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Herpetic relating to or resembling herpes: creeping
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. herpétique,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. herpēsherpein, to creep.


In literature:

Erythematous, erythemato-papular; exceptionally, herpetic, and pigmentary.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
Winking habits follow an herpetic involvement of the superior branch of the fifth nerve.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
This eruption, which according to its nature must be called herpetic-eczematous, had existed for five months.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
Herpetic eruptions about the mouth or nostrils were observed in 20 out of 181 of our cases in which this point is noted.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various