Saint Anthony's fire

noun
variants: or St. Anthony's fire

Definition of Saint Anthony's fire

: any of several inflammations or gangrenous conditions (such as erysipelas or ergotism) of the skin

First Known Use of Saint Anthony's fire

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Saint Anthony's fire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Saint%20Anthony%27s%20fire. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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Saint Anthony's fire

noun
Saint An·​tho·​ny's fire | \ ˌsānt-ˌan(t)-thə-nēz-, chiefly British -ˌan-tə- \

Medical Definition of Saint Anthony's fire

: any of several inflammatory or gangrenous conditions (as erysipelas or ergotism) of the skin

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