erysipelas

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ery·sip·e·las

noun \ˌer-ə-ˈsi-p(ə-)ləs, ˌir-\

Definition of ERYSIPELAS

:  an acute febrile disease associated with intense edematous local inflammation of the skin and subcutaneous tissues caused by a hemolytic streptococcus

Origin of ERYSIPELAS

Middle English erisipila, from Latin erysipelas, from Greek, from erysi- (probably akin to Greek erythros red) + -pelas (probably akin to Latin pellis skin) — more at red, fell
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

er·y·sip·e·las

noun \ˌer-ə-ˈsip-(ə-)ləs, ˌir-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ERYSIPELAS

1
: an acute febrile disease that is associated with intense often vesicular and edematous local inflammation of the skin and subcutaneous tissues and that is caused by a hemolytic streptococcus
2
: swine erysipelas—used especially when the disease affects hosts other than swine

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