Definition of Shingles

1. Noun. Eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia.

Exact synonyms: Herpes Zoster, Zoster
Generic synonyms: Herpes



Definition of Shingles

1. n. A kind of herpes (Herpes zoster) which spreads half way around the body like a girdle, and is usually attended with violent neuralgic pain.

Definition of Shingles

1. Noun. (pathology informal) herpes zoster. ¹

2. Noun. (plural of shingle) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shingles

1. shingle [v] - See also: shingle

Medical Definition of Shingles

1. Disease in adults caused by Varicella zoster virus (Herpetoviridae), that in children causes chicken pox. Disease arises by reactivation (usually associated with a decline in cell-mediated immunity) of latent virus that persists in spinal or cranial sensory nerve ganglia. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shingles

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Literary usage of Shingles

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1. Bulletin by North Carolina Dept. of Conservation and Development, North Carolina Geological Survey (1883-1905), North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1894)
"The greater part of the sawn cypress shingles, and all of tho ... Wilmington was the only point in the State that has shipped any shingles to foreign ports. ..."

2. Building Construction and Superintendence by Frank Eugene Kidder (1915)
"LAYING THE shingles. shingles are generally put on by the carpenter, although in the larger cities there are persons who make a specialty of shingling roofs ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"HOLDEN, J. The Southern Railway Company transported a car of shingles from Jel- lico, Tenn., to Dalton, Ga., for delivery to the Farrar Lumber Company, ..."

4. Forest Products, Their Manufacture and Use: Embracing the Principal by Nelson Courtlandt Brown (1919)
"A man who could rive 500 shingles in a day was considered an expert worker. Until a few decades ago, white pine, chestnut and southern white cedar were ..."

5. Forest Products, Their Manufacture and Use: Embracing the Principal by Nelson Courtlandt Brown (1919)
"A man who could rive 500 shingles in a day was considered an expert worker. Until a few decades ago, white pine, chestnut and southern white cedar were ..."

6. The Preservation of Structural Timber by Howard Frederick Weiss (1916)
"One of the advantages of this method of treating shingles is that an excess of zinc chloride can be left in the shingles which will offer a strong ..."

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