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lupus erythematosus

[er-uh-thee-muh-toh-suh s, -them-uh-] /ˌɛr əˌθi məˈtoʊ səs, -ˌθɛm ə-/
noun, Pathology
any of several autoimmune diseases, especially systemic lupus erythematosus, characterized by red, scaly skin patches.
Origin of lupus erythematosus
1855-60; < New Latin: erythematous lupus Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for lupus-erythematosus

lupus erythematosus

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 LE
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lupus-erythematosus in Medicine

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

  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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