pemphigus

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

Origin and Etymology of pemphigus

New Latin, from Greek pemphig-, pemphix pustule


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pemphigus

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

medical Definition of pemphigus

plural pemphiguses or pemphigi play \-ˌjī\
: 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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