fever blister

fever blister
noun Date: 1845 cold sore

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Fever blister — Fever Fe ver (f[=e] v[ e]r), n. [OE. fever, fefer, AS. fefer, fefor, L. febris: cf. F. fi[ e]vre. Cf. {Febrile}.] 1. (Med.) A diseased state of the system, marked by increased heat, acceleration of the pulse, and a general derangement of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fever blister — or fever sore n. COLD SORE * * * …   Universalium

  • fever blister — or fever sore n. COLD SORE …   English World dictionary

  • fever blister — fever .blister n AmE a ↑cold sore …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fever blister — fever ,blister noun count AMERICAN a COLD SORE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fever blister — noun caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV 1) • Syn: ↑oral herpes, ↑herpes labialis, ↑cold sore • Hypernyms: ↑herpes simplex * * * noun also …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fever blister — A small sore situated on the face or in the mouth that causes pain, burning, or itching before bursting and crusting over. The favorite locations are on the lips, chin or cheeks and in the nostrils. Less frequented sites are the gums or roof of… …   Medical dictionary

  • fever blister — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms fever blister : singular fever blister plural fever blisters American a cold sore …   English dictionary

  • fever blister — fever blisters N COUNT Fever blisters are small sore spots that sometimes appear on or near someone s lips and nose when they have a cold. [AM] (in BRIT, usually use cold sore) …   English dictionary

  • fever blister — See cold sore …   Dictionary of microbiology

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