shingles: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (shing'gulz), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) Pathol.
  1. 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
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