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lupus vulgaris

[vuhl-gair-uh s] /vʌlˈgɛər əs/
noun, Pathology
1.
a rare form of tuberculosis of the skin, characterized by brownish tubercles that often heal slowly and leave scars.
Also called lupus.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Neo-Latin: common lupus
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British Dictionary definitions for lupus vulgaris

lupus vulgaris

/vʌlˈɡɛərɪs/
noun
1.
tuberculosis of the skin, esp of the face, with the formation of raised translucent nodules Sometimes shortened to lupus
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lupus vulgaris in Medicine

lupus vulgaris lupus vul·gar·is (vŭl-gâr'ĭs)
n.
Cutaneous tuberculosis with characteristic reddish-brown ulcerating nodular lesions on the face, particularly about the nose and ears.

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