from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Systemic lupus erythematosus.
- n. Any of various chronic skin conditions characterized by ulcerative lesions that spread over the body. No longer in scientific use.
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- n. The specific name of the grey wolf, Canis lupus.
- n. A debilitating autoimmune disease which attacks the whole body, causing skin sores, pains throughout the body, lack of breath, and kidney and heart problems.
Medieval Latin, from Latin, wolf; see wl̥kwo- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin lupus ("wolf"). (Wiktionary)