lupus vulgaris

noun Pathology.
a rare form of tuberculosis of the skin, characterized by brownish tubercles that often heal slowly and leave scars.
Also called lupus.

1855–60; < Neo-Latin: common lupus Unabridged
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lupus vulgaris (vʌlˈɡɛərɪs)
Sometimes shortened to: lupus tuberculosis of the skin, esp of the face, with the formation of raised translucent nodules

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

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