from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Med.) same as
shingles; -- a form of herpescaused by the varicella-zoster virus.
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- noun pathology An
acute viral inflammationof the sensory gangliaof spinaland cranialnerves associated with a vesiculareruption and neuralgicpains and caused by reactivation of the poxviruscausing chicken pox.
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- noun a herpes virus that causes shingles
- noun eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[New Latin herpēs zōstēr : Latin herpēs, herpes + Greek zōstēr, girdle.]
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