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lupus erythematosus

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noun lupus er·y·the·ma·to·sus \-ˌer-ə-ˌthē-mə-ˈtō-səs\

Definition of lupus erythematosus

  1. :  a disorder characterized by skin inflammation; especially :  systemic lupus erythematosus



Origin of lupus erythematosus

New Latin, literally, erythematous lupus


First Known Use: 1860


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lupus erythematosus

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noun lupus er·y·the·ma·to·sus \-ˌer-ə-ˌthē-mə-ˈtō-səs\

Medical Definition of lupus erythematosus

  1. :  a disorder characterized by skin inflammation; especially :  systemic lupus erythematosus




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