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zoster

[zos-ter] /ˈzɒs tər/
noun
1.
Also called herpes zoster. Pathology, shingles.
2.
Greek Antiquity. a belt or girdle.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin zōstēr < Greek zōstḗr girdle
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British Dictionary definitions for zoster

zoster

/ˈzɒstə/
noun
1.
(pathol) short for herpes zoster
Word Origin
C18: from Latin: shingles, from Greek zōster girdle
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Word Origin and History for zoster
n.

kind of seaweed, c.1600, Latin, from Greek zoster "girdle," from zonnynai (see zone (n.)). Meaning "shingles" is from 1706; in the literal sense, "a belt or girdle, especially for men," from 1824.

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zoster in Medicine

zoster zos·ter (zŏs'tər)
n.
See shingles.

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