Definition of shingles noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈʃɪŋɡlz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɪŋɡlz//
[uncountable] (medical)
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a disease that affects the nerves and produces a band of painful spots on the skin Word Originlate Middle English: representing medieval Latin cingulus, variant of Latin cingulum ‘girdle’, from cingere ‘gird’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shingles

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