Origin of lupus
noun, genitive Lu·pi [loo-pahy] /ˈlu paɪ/. Astronomy.
Origin of Lupus
Examples from the Web for lupus
Contemporary Examples of lupus
Lupus is a protean disease that can cause inflammation in just about every part of the body, including the synovium.What’s Synovitis—and How Sick Will It Make Lady Gaga?
February 14, 2013
My thyroid was removed, I underwent radiation, and lupus threw a party in my body to celebrate.Inspired by Ashley Judd, My Own ‘Puffy Face’ Saga
April 13, 2012
He then said curiously, "There was a story about lupus or something… did you have lupus?"TV's Most Uncomfortable Moments of the Year
The Daily Beast Video
December 29, 2010
So, a curious King dug deeper: “There was a story about lupus or something… did you have lupus?”15 Classic Larry King Moments
December 15, 2010
Historical Examples of lupus
His description of noli me tangere and of lupus is rather practical.Old-Time Makers of Medicine
James J. Walsh
There are no fewer than eleven saints named Lupus in the calendar.
Nor is it lessened by the number of saints bearing the name of Lupus.
Of the many varieties, the most hideous is the Wolf-fish, (Anarrhicas lupus).Captain Mugford
So Cherea was led to his execution, and Lupus and many other Romans with him.The Antiquities of the Jews
Word Origin for lupus
noun Latin genitive Lupi (ˈluːpaɪ)
late 14c., used of several diseases that cause ulcerations of the skin, from Medieval Latin lupus, from Latin lupus "wolf" (see wolf (n.)), apparently because it "devours" the affected part.
An autoimmune disease that tends to strike women more frequently than men. The disease attacks the body's connective tissues.