shingles

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

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shingles (uncountable)

  1. (pathology, informal) Herpes zoster, caused by Human herpes virus 3, in genus Varicellovirus.
    • 2005, Donald Hall, The Best Day the Worst Day: Life with Jane Kenyon, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, →ISBN, page 98:
      From the description, Letha felt sure Jane had herpes zoster, or shingles, which often strikes cancer patients or others with depressed immune systems. Jane spent another week in the Bubble, treated with acyclovir.
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shingles

  1. plural of shingle

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