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erysipeloid

[er-uh-sip-uh-loid, eer-uh-] /ˌɛr əˈsɪp əˌlɔɪd, ˌɪər ə-/
noun, Pathology
1.
a disease of humans contracted by contact with the bacillus Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, which causes erysipelas in swine, characterized by a painful local ulcer, generally on one of the hands.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; erisipel(as) + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for erysipeloid

erysipeloid

/ˌɛrɪˈsɪpɪˌlɔɪd/
noun
1.
an infective dermatitis mainly affecting the hands, characterized by inflammation and caused by the microorganism Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae on contaminated meat, poultry, or fish: most prevalent among fishermen and butchers
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erysipeloid in Medicine

erysipeloid er·y·sip·e·loid (ěr'ĭ-sĭp'ə-loid', ēr'-)
n.
An infectious disease of the skin that is contracted by handling fish or meat infected with the bacterium Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae and characterized by red lesions on the hands.

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