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herpes zoster

[zos-ter]
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noun Pathology.
  1. shingles.
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Origin of herpes zoster

1800–10; < New Latin: literally, belt herpes
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British Dictionary definitions for herpes zoster

herpes zoster

noun
  1. a technical name for shingles
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Word Origin

New Latin: girdle herpes, from herpes + Greek zōstēr girdle
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herpes zoster in Medicine

herpes zoster

n.
  1. shingles