from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several connective tissue disorders, especially systemic lupus erythematosus, that primarily affect women of childbearing age, have a variety of clinical forms, and are characterized by red scaly skin lesions.
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- n. a chronic inflammatory collagen disease affecting connective tissue (skin or joints)
New Latin lupus erythēmatōsus : lupus + erythēmatōsus, erythematous.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)