Origin of lupus
Definition for lupus (2 of 2)
noun, genitive Lu·pi [loo-pahy] /ˈlu paɪ/. Astronomy.
Origin of Lupus
Examples from the Web for 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?|Kent Sepkowitz|February 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
My thyroid was removed, I underwent radiation, and lupus threw a party in my body to celebrate.
He then said curiously, "There was a story about lupus or something… did you have lupus?"
So, a curious King dug deeper: “There was a story about lupus or something… did you have lupus?”
Lupus rarely originates on the scalp, although it may spread thither from the face.
What changes do the lupus tubercles or infiltrations undergo?Essentials of Diseases of the Skin|Henry Weightman Stelwagon
Plinius named it Lupus salictarius, that is, the willow wolf or willow destroyer.
Nothing is more characteristic of lupus than the appearance of fresh nodules in parts which have already healed.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Lupus (otherwise unknown) apparently wrote of the return of Menelaus and Helen to Sparta.
British Dictionary definitions for lupus (1 of 2)
Word Origin for lupus
British Dictionary definitions for lupus (2 of 2)
noun Latin genitive Lupi (ˈluːpaɪ)
Word Origin and History for lupus
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.
Medicine definitions for lupus
Science definitions for lupus
Culture definitions for lupus
An autoimmune disease that tends to strike women more frequently than men. The disease attacks the body's connective tissues.