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1. A belt or girdle worn by men in ancient Greece.
2. Herpes zoster.
[Greek zōstēr, girdle.]
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(Pathology) pathol short for herpes zoster
[C18: from Latin: shingles, from Greek zōster girdle]
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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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