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

Origin of zoster

1595–1605; < Latin zōstēr < Greek zōstḗr girdle
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pathol short for herpes zoster

Word Origin for zoster

C18: from Latin: shingles, from Greek zōster girdle
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Word Origin and History for zoster

kind of seaweed, c.1600, Latin, from Greek zoster "girdle," from zonnynai (see zone (n.)). Meaning "shingles" is from 1706; in the literal sense, "a belt or girdle, especially for men," from 1824.

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