noun \ˈlü-pəs\

medical : a disease that affects the nervous system, joints, and skin

Full Definition of LUPUS

:  any of several diseases characterized by skin lesions; especially :  systemic lupus erythematosus

Origin of LUPUS

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Latin, wolf
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Medicine Terms

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

Rhymes with LUPUS


noun \ˈlü-pəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LUPUS

: any of several diseases (as lupus vulgaris or systemic lupus erythematosus) characterized by skin lesions


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