herpes zoster

[ zos-ter ]
/ ˈzɒs tər /

noun Pathology.

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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Medicine definitions for herpes zoster

herpes zoster


n.

shingles
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