erysipeloid

noun
er·​y·​sip·​e·​loid | \ ˌer-ə-ˈsip-(ə-)ˌlȯid How to pronounce erysipeloid (audio) , ˌir- How to pronounce erysipeloid (audio) \

Medical Definition of erysipeloid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an acute dermatitis resembling erysipelas that is caused by the bacterium of the genus Erysipelothrix (E. rhusiopathiae) that causes swine erysipelas, is typically marked by usually painful reddish purple lesions especially on the hands, and that is contracted by direct contact with infected animal flesh

erysipeloid

adjective

Medical Definition of erysipeloid (Entry 2 of 2)

: resembling erysipelas

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“Erysipeloid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/erysipeloid. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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