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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.

Nearby words

lupus hypertrophicus, lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei, lupus nephritis, lupus pernio, lupus tumidus, lupus vulgaris, lur, luray, lurch, lurcher, lurdan

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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