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

Examples of pemphigus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web People with other autoimmune diseases are more likely to have pemphigus vulgaris, according to the NIH. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, 29 July 2019 People with other autoimmune diseases are more likely to have pemphigus vulgaris, according to the NIH. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, 29 July 2019

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pemphigus. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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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 pemphigus (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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