erysipelas [er- uh- sip- uh-l uh s, eer- uh-] EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Pathology an acute, febrile infectious disease, caused by a specific streptococcus, characterized by diffusely spreading deep-red inflammation of the skin or mucous membranes. Also called swine erysipelas. . Veterinary Pathology a disease of swine, caused by the organism Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, characterized by urticaria, vegetative endocarditis, arthritis, and sometimes septicemia. Origin of erysipelas 1350–1400; Middle English erisipila < Latin erysipelas < Greek, equivalent to erysi- (probably akin to erythrós red) + -pelas probably skin (akin to pélma sole of the foot; compare Latin pellis skin) Related forms er·y·si·pel·a·tous , [er- uh-si- pel- uh-t uh s, eer-] /ˌɛr ə sɪˈpɛl ə təs, ˌɪər-/ adjective pseu·do·er·y·si·pel·a·tous, adjective
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Those which most fixed our attention were the confluent, the roseate, the tuberculous, and the
The edges were thick and everted, and surrounded with an
It is one of the complications of facial erysipelas, but
erysipelatous pharyngitis may occur primarily.
Only the bitten leg had
erysipelatous inflammation, which had to be treated afterwards, but the man was quite safe.
erysipelatous inflammation, where vesicles are formed, the caustic does injury, as in recent burns. British Dictionary definitions for erysipelatous noun an acute streptococcal infectious disease of the skin, characterized by fever, headache, vomiting, and purplish raised lesions, esp on the face Also called: Saint Anthony's fire Derived Forms erysipelatous ( ˌɛrɪsɪˈpɛlətəs), adjective Word Origin for erysipelas
C16: from Latin, from Greek
erusipelas, from Greek erusi- red + -pelas skin
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Word Origin and History for erysipelatous n.
late 14c., skin disease also known as
St. Anthony's Fire, from Greek erysipelas, perhaps from erythros "red" (see red (1)) + pella "skin" (see film (n.)).
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erysipelatous in Medicine erysipelas [ĕr′ĭ-sĭp ′ə-ləs, îr′-] n. An acute disease of the skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by a hemolytic bacterium and marked by localized inflammation and fever. Saint Anthony's fire Related forms er′y•si•pel ( ′a•tous -sĭ-pĕl) ′ə-təs adj.
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