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lupus erythematosus


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)


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