Definitions for shinglesˈʃɪŋ gəlz

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  1. herpes zoster, zoster, shingles(noun)

    eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia

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  1. shingles(Noun)

    herpes zoster.

  2. Origin: From cingulus, variant of cingulum, translating ζώνη, ζωστήρ.

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  1. Shingles(noun)

    a kind of herpes (Herpes zoster) which spreads half way around the body like a girdle, and is usually attended with violent neuralgic pain

  2. Origin: [OF. cengle a girth, F. sangle, fr. L. cingulum a girdle, fr. cingere to gird. Cf. Cincture, Cingle, Surcingle.]


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