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lupus erythematosus

[ er-uh-thee-muh-toh-suhs, -them-uh- ]
/ ˌɛr əˌθi məˈtoʊ səs, -ˌθɛm ə- /
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noun Pathology.
any of several autoimmune diseases, especially systemic lupus erythematosus, characterized by red, scaly skin patches.
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Origin of lupus erythematosus

1855–60; <New Latin: erythematous lupus

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British Dictionary definitions for lupus erythematosus

lupus erythematosus
/ (ˌɛrɪˌθiːməˈtəʊsəs) /

noun
either of two inflammatory diseases of the connective tissue. Discoid lupus erythematosus is characterized by a scaly rash over the cheeks and bridge of the nose; disseminated or systemic lupus erythematosus affects the joints, lungs, kidneys, or skinAbbreviation: LE
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