zoster

[zos-ter]

Origin of zoster

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

zoster

noun
  1. 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
n.

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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zoster in Medicine

zoster

[zŏstər]
n.
  1. shingles
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