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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A belt or girdle worn by men in ancient Greece.
  • noun Herpes zoster.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In ancient Greek costume, a belt or girdle; originally, a warriors' belt round the loins, afterward any girdle or zone, but chiefly one of a kind worn by men.
  • noun Same as herpes zoster (which see, under herpes).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Shingles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun countable An ancient Greek waist-belt for men.
  • noun uncountable, pathology The disease called herpes zoster (from the typically beltlike pattern of its rash); shingles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek zōstēr, girdle.]

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