lupus vulgaris

[vuhl-gair-uh s]

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.
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British Dictionary definitions for lupus vulgaris

lupus vulgaris

noun

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

lupus vulgaris

[vŭl-gârĭs]

n.

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