zoster

zoster

[zos-ter]
noun
1.
Also called herpes zoster. Pathology, shingles.
2.
Greek Antiquity. a belt or girdle.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin zōstēr < Greek zōstḗr girdle

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zoster (ˈzɒstə)
 
n
pathol short for herpes zoster
 
[C18: from Latin: shingles, from Greek zōster girdle]

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

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