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erysipelas

noun er·y·sip·e·las \ˌer-ə-ˈsip-(ə-)ləs, ˌir-\

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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