herpes zoster

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herpes zoster


[New Latin herpēs zōstēr : Latin herpēs, herpes + Greek zōstēr, girdle.]

herpes zoster

(Pathology) a technical name for shingles
[New Latin: girdle herpes, from herpes + Greek zōstēr girdle]


(ˈʃɪŋ gəlz)

n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
a disease caused by the herpes zoster virus, characterized by skin eruptions and pain along the course of involved sensory nerves.
[1350–1400; < Medieval Latin cingulum (Latin: girdle; compare cincture)]
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Noun1.herpes zoster - eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgiaherpes zoster - eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia
herpes - viral diseases causing eruptions of the skin or mucous membrane
2.herpes zoster - a herpes virus that causes shingles
herpes virus, herpes - any of the animal viruses that cause painful blisters on the skin
herpes varicella zoster, herpes varicella zoster virus - a herpes virus that causes chickenpox and shingles
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