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collagen disease

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noun Pathology.
any of a group of diseases, as systemic lupus erythematosus, polyarteritis, scleroderma, and rheumatoid arthritis, involving inflammation or degeneration of connective tissue and accompanied by deposition of fibrinous material.
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Also called connective tissue disease.

Origin of collagen disease

First recorded in 1940–45
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