The obscure word of the week is zosteriform

This week’s obscure English word is zosteriform.

It means something shaped like a girdle. Your challenge: make up a sentence using this word, in the comments.

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5 thoughts on “The obscure word of the week is zosteriform

  1. A curious word to me Matthew, on looking at the word itself from the viewpoint of someone to whom the word zoster always was a species word for the viral genus word Herpes (not the genitally transmitted Herpes).
    Varicella zoster causes chicken pox, usually in the young and characterised by its rash; but also shingles, usually in the older, with rash and at times severe pain. .The bodily siting of shingles is frequently one-sided, often located on the scalp. If it involves an intercostal nerve’s distribution the rash could be in girdle form. The disease can be quite nasty and too commonplace in older age. Re-vaccination for prevention may be disappointing in how long it lasts.

    PS. Sorry your splendid booklet on the New Zealand Wars is not listed with those on this site, Matthew..

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    1. Hi Ron – I never knew about the medical aspect of the root word! The NZ wars book is missing owing to an oversight on my part – I need to update the list, thanks for the reminder.


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