noun pem·phi·gus \ˈpem(p)-fi-gəs, pem-ˈfī-\

Definition of PEMPHIGUS

:  an autoimmune disease marked by blisters on skin and mucous membranes and often by itching or burning


New Latin, from Greek pemphig-, pemphix pustule
First Known Use: circa 1779


noun pem·phi·gus \ˈpem(p)-fi-gəs, pem-ˈfī-gəs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural pem·phi·gus·es or pem·phi·gi \-ˌjī\

Medical Definition of PEMPHIGUS

:  any of several autoimmune diseases characterized by the formation of successive eruptions of large blisters on apparently normal skin and mucous membranes often in association with sensations of itching or burning


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