shingles: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (shing'gulz), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) Pathol.
- a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus, esp. by reactivated virus in an older person, characterized by skin eruptions and pain along the course of involved sensory nerves. Also called
- shingles (Thesaurus)