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herpes zoster

[zos-ter] /ˈzɒs tər/
noun, Pathology.
Origin of herpes zoster
1800-10; < New Latin: literally, belt herpes Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for herpes zoster

herpes zoster

a technical name for shingles
Word Origin
New Latin: girdle herpes, from herpes + Greek zōstēr girdle
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herpes zoster in Medicine

herpes zoster n.
See shingles.

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