lupus

noun lu·pus \ ˈlü-pəs \
Updated on: 6 Dec 2017

Definition of lupus

: any of several diseases characterized by skin lesions; especially : systemic lupus erythematosus

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Origin and Etymology of lupus

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Latin, wolf


LUPUS Defined for English Language Learners

lupus

noun

Definition of lupus for English Language Learners

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


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lupus

noun lu·pus \ ˈlü-pəs \

medical Definition of lupus

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

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