zoster

[ zos-ter ]
/ ˈzɒs tər /

noun

Also called herpes zoster. Pathology. shingles.
Greek Antiquity. a belt or girdle.

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Origin of zoster

1595–1605; <Latin zōstēr<Greek zōstḗr girdle
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British Dictionary definitions for zoster

zoster
/ (ˈzɒstə) /

noun

pathol short for herpes zoster

Word Origin for zoster

C18: from Latin: shingles, from Greek zōster girdle
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Medical definitions for zoster

zoster
[ zŏstər ]

n.

shingles
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