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Meaning of ERYSIPELAS

Pronunciation:  `eri'sipulus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an acute streptococcal infection characterized by deep-red inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes
 

ERYSIPELAS is a 10 letter word that starts with E.

 

 See Also: Saint Anthony's fire

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Er`y*sip"e*las\, n. [L., fr. Gr. 'erysi`pelas;
'eryqro`s red + pe`lla hide, skin. See {Red}, and {Pell}, n.]
(Med.)
St. Anthony's fire; a febrile disease accompanied with a
diffused inflammation of the skin, which, starting usually
from a single point, spreads gradually over its surface. It
is usually regarded as contagious, and often occurs
epidemically.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Erysipelas is a streptococcal infection of the dermis layer of the face.
 

 

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