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erysipeloid

[ er-uh-sip-uh-loid, eer-uh- ]
/ ˌɛr əˈsɪp əˌlɔɪd, ˌɪər ə- /
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noun Pathology.

a disease of humans contracted by contact with the bacillus Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, which causes erysipelas in swine, characterized by a painful local ulcer, generally on one of the hands.

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Origin of erysipeloid

First recorded in 1885–90; erysipel(as) + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for erysipeloid

erysipeloid
/ (ˌɛrɪˈsɪpɪˌlɔɪd) /

noun

an infective dermatitis mainly affecting the hands, characterized by inflammation and caused by the microorganism Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae on contaminated meat, poultry, or fish: most prevalent among fishermen and butchers
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Medical definitions for erysipeloid

erysipeloid
[ ĕr′ĭ-sĭpə-loid′, îr′- ]

n.

An infectious disease of the skin that is contracted by handling fish or meat infected with the bacterium Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae and characterized by red lesions on the hands.
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