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Meaning of LUPUS

Pronunciation:  'loopus, 'loopus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Centaurus
  2. [n]  any of several forms of ulcerative skin disease
 

LUPUS is a 5 letter word that starts with L.

 

 See Also: constellation, discoid lupus erythematosus, disease of the skin, disseminated lupus erythematosus, DLE, LE, lupus erythematosus, lupus vulgaris, skin condition, skin disease, skin disorder, skin problem, SLE, systemic lupus erythematosus

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lu"pus\, n. [L., a wolf. See {Wolf}.]
1. (Med.) A cutaneous disease occurring under two distinct
   forms.

Note: Lupus erythematosus is characterized by an eruption of
      red patches, which become incrusted, leaving
      superficial scars. L. vulgaris is marked by the
      development of nodules which often ulcerate deeply and
      produce great deformity. Formerly the latter was often
      confounded with cancer, and some varieties of cancer
      were included under Lupus.



2. (Astron.) The Wolf, a constellation situated south of
   Scorpio.

 

 

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