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shingles (n.)

"inflammatory disease of the skin," late 14c., from Medieval Latin cingulus (loan-translation of Greek zoster "girdle"), variant of Latin cingulum "girdle," from cingere "to gird" (see cinch (n.)). The inflammation often extends around the middle of the body, like a girdle.

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Definitions of shingles

shingles (n.)
eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia;
Synonyms: herpes zoster / zoster
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