lupus erythematosus
noun Etymology: New Latin, literally, erythematous lupus Date: 1860 a disorder characterized by skin inflammation; especially systemic lupus erythematosus

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  • Lupus erythematosus — Lupus Lu pus, n. [L., a wolf. See {Wolf}.] 1. (Med.) originally, a cutaneous disease with the appearance of the skin having been gnawed, and occurring under two distinct forms. Now used as a generic term for over ten distinguishable diseases… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lupus erythematosus — lupus er·y·the·ma·to·sus .er ə .thē mə tō səs n a disorder characterized by skin inflammation esp SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS * * * (LE) a chronic inflammatory disease of connective tissue, affecting the skin and various internal organs… …   Medical dictionary

  • lupus erythematosus — [er΄ə thē΄mə tō′səs, er΄əthem΄ətō′səs] n. [ModL, lit., erythematous lupus] a usually chronic inflammatory disease in which immunological reactions cause abnormalities of blood vessels and connective tissue: the systemic form commonly involves the …   English World dictionary

  • lupus erythematosus — /er euh thee meuh toh seuhs, them euh /, Pathol. any of several autoimmune diseases, esp. systemic lupus erythematosus, characterized by red, scaly skin patches. [1855 60; < NL: erythematous lupus] * * * Either of two inflammatory autoimmune… …   Universalium

  • lupus erythematosus — Skin disease in which there are red scaly patches, especially over the nose and cheeks. May be a symptom of systemic lupus erythematosus …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • lupus erythematosus — lu′pus er•y•the•ma•to′sus [[t]ˌɛr əˌθi məˈtoʊ səs, ˌθɛm ə [/t]] n. pat any of several autoimmune diseases, esp. systemic lupus erythematosus, characterized by red, scaly skin patches • Etymology: 1855–60; < NL …   From formal English to slang

  • lupus erythematosus — [ˌɛrɪθi:mə təʊsəs] noun an inflammatory disease causing scaly red patches on the skin. Origin from lupus + mod. L. erythematosus, from Gk eruthēma reddening …   English new terms dictionary

  • lupus erythematosus — noun a chronic inflammatory collagen disease affecting connective tissue (skin or joints) • Syn: ↑LE • Hypernyms: ↑lupus, ↑autoimmune disease, ↑autoimmune disorder …   Useful english dictionary

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