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zos·ter

 (zŏs′tər)
n.
1. A belt or girdle worn by men in ancient Greece.
2. Herpes zoster.

[Greek zōstēr, girdle.]

zoster

(ˈzɒstə)
n
(Pathology) pathol short for herpes zoster
[C18: from Latin: shingles, from Greek zōster girdle]

shin•gles

(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)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zoster - eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgiazoster - eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia
herpes - viral diseases causing eruptions of the skin or mucous membrane
Translations

zos·ter

n. zóster. V.: herpes zoster,shingles

zoster

(fam) V. herpes zoster.