rupia

noun

ru·​pia ˈrü-pē-ə How to pronounce rupia (audio)
: an eruption occurring especially in tertiary syphilis consisting of vesicles having an inflamed base and filled with serous purulent or bloody fluid which dries up and forms large blackish conical crusts
rupial adjective

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“Rupia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/rupia. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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