Definition of herpes zoster noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    herpes zoster

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˌhərpiz ˈzɑstər//
     
    [uncountable](medical)
     
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  1. 1= shingles
  2. 2a virus that causes shingles and chicken pox
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