lupus vulgaris

[ vuhl-gair-uh s ]
/ vʌlˈgɛər əs /

noun Pathology.

a rare form of tuberculosis of the skin, characterized by brownish tubercles that often heal slowly and leave scars.

Origin of lupus vulgaris

1855–60; < New Latin: common lupus
Also called lupus. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for lupus vulgaris

lupus vulgaris
/ (vʌlˈɡɛərɪs) /


tuberculosis of the skin, esp of the face, with the formation of raised translucent nodulesSometimes shortened to: lupus
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Medicine definitions for lupus vulgaris

lupus vulgaris
[ vŭl-gârĭs ]


Cutaneous tuberculosis with characteristic reddish-brown ulcerating nodular lesions on the face, particularly about the nose and ears.
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