lupus-erythematosus

lupus erythematosus

[er-uh-thee-muh-toh-suhs, -them-uh-]
noun Pathology.
any of several autoimmune diseases, especially systemic lupus erythematosus, characterized by red, scaly skin patches.

Origin:
1855–60; < Neo-Latin: erythematous lupus

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lupus erythematosus (ˌɛrɪˌθiːməˈtəʊsəs)
 
n
LE either of two inflammatory diseases of the connective tissue. Discoid lupus erythematosus is characterized by a scaly rash over the cheeks and bridge of the nose; disseminated or systemic lupus erythematosus affects the joints, lungs, kidneys, or skin

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lupus erythematosus lupus er·y·the·ma·to·sus (ěr'ə-thē'mə-tō'səs, -thěm'ə-)
n.


  1. Abbr. LE A chronic disease of unknown origin characterized by red, scaly lesions or patches on the face and upper portion of the trunk.

  2. Systemic lupus erythematosus.

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