shingles

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From Latin cingulus, variant of cingulum (girdle), translating Ancient Greek ζώνη (zṓnē), ζωστήρ (zōstḗr).

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shingles (plural shingles)

  1. (pathology, informal) herpes zoster, caused by Human herpes virus 3, in genus Varicellovirus.
  2. plural form of shingle

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