any of several diseases, often fatal, characterized by blisters on the skin and mucous membranes.
- pem·phi·goid [pem-fi-goid], /ˈpɛm fɪˌgɔɪd/, adjective
- pem·phi·gous, adjective
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How to use pemphigus in a sentence
What is the character of the subjective symptoms in pemphigus?
The vesicular and bullous types demand mild protective applications, such as used in eczema and pemphigus.
Two varieties are usually described—pemphigus vulgaris and pemphigus foliaceus.
A grave type of pemphigus is exceptionally observed in the newborn—pemphigus neonatorum.
In what respects does the severe form of pemphigus vulgaris differ from the ordinary type?
British Dictionary definitions for pemphigus
pathol any of a group of blistering skin diseases, esp a potentially fatal form (pemphigus vulgaris) characterized by large blisters on the skin, mucous membranes of the mouth, genitals, intestines, etc, which eventually rupture and form painful denuded areas from which critical amounts of bodily protein, fluid, and blood may be lost
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