herpes zoster

herpes zoster

[zos-ter]
noun Pathology.

Origin:
1800–10; < Neo-Latin: literally, belt herpes

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herpes zoster (ˈzɒstə)
 
n
a technical name for shingles
 
[New Latin: girdle herpes, from herpes + Greek zōstēr girdle]

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herpes zoster n.
See shingles.

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