Shingles, shing′glz, n. popular name for the disease Herpes zoster.
Then it arrived with the zoster, or mailed belt, and the mitr, or mailed kirtle.
Ionian poets interpolated their corslet, mitre, zoster, and greaves into passages of old lays that originally knew no such armour.
I was handed along all the way from alopecia, which used to be called baldness, to zoster, which used to be known as shingles.
In some of these instances the pocks appear in clusters of successive formation, looking not unlike patches of zoster.
zoster zos·ter (zŏs'tər)