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herpes zoster

[ zos-ter ]
/ ˈzɒs tər /
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noun Pathology.
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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
/ (ˈzɒstə) /

noun
a technical name for shingles

Word Origin for herpes zoster

New Latin: girdle herpes, from herpes + Greek zōstēr girdle
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