pemphigus

noun
pem·​phi·​gus | \ ˈpem(p)-fi-gəs How to pronounce pemphigus (audio) , pem-ˈfī- How to pronounce pemphigus (audio) \

Definition of pemphigus

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

First Known Use of pemphigus

circa 1779, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pemphigus

New Latin, from Greek pemphig-, pemphix pustule

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pemphigus

noun
pem·​phi·​gus | \ ˈpem(p)-fi-gəs How to pronounce pemphigus (audio) , pem-ˈfī-gəs How to pronounce pemphigus (audio) \
plural pemphiguses or pemphigi\ -​ˌjī How to pronounce pemphigi (audio) \

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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