Definitions for: Shingles

[n] eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia

Webster (1913) Definition: Shin"gles, n. [OF. cengle a girth, F. sangle, fr. L.
cingulum a girdle, fr. cingere to gird. Cf. Cincture,
Cingle, Surcingle.] (Med.)
A kind of herpes (Herpes zoster) which spreads half way
around the body like a girdle, and is usually attended with
violent neuralgic pain.

Synonyms: herpes zoster, zoster

See Also: herpes

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