Zoster



Also called herpes zoster. Pathology, .
Greek Antiquity. a belt or girdle.
Historical Examples

Shingles, shing′glz, n. popular name for the disease Herpes zoster.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements) Various

Then it arrived with the zoster, or mailed belt, and the mitr, or mailed kirtle.
The World of Homer Andrew Lang

Ionian poets interpolated their corslet, mitre, zoster, and greaves into passages of old lays that originally knew no such armour.
The World of Homer Andrew Lang

I was handed along all the way from alopecia, which used to be called baldness, to zoster, which used to be known as shingles.
Over the Teacups Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

In some of these instances the pocks appear in clusters of successive formation, looking not unlike patches of zoster.
A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I Various

noun
(pathol) short for herpes 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.

zoster zos·ter (zŏs’tər)
n.
See shingles.

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