bullous pemphigoid


A chronic generally benign skin disease, usually of old age, characterized by subepidermal blisters that cause detachment of the epidermis but that tend to heal without scarring.

Nearby words

  1. bullock's oriole,
  2. bullock's-heart,
  3. bullocky,
  4. bullous,
  5. bullous keratopathy,
  6. bullous urticaria,
  7. bullpen,
  8. bullpout,
  9. bullring,
  10. bullroarer

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