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lupus

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noun lu·pus \ˈlü-pəs\

Simple Definition of lupus

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

Full Definition of lupus

  1. :  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

Rhymes with lupus


Medical Dictionary

lupus

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noun lu·pus \ˈlü-pəs\

Medical Definition of lupus

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




Learn More about lupus

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "lupus" Britannica English: Translation of "lupus" for Arabic speakers


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