Meaning of erysipeloid


Pronunciation: (er"u-sip'u-loid", ēr"u-), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. a disease of humans contracted by contact with the bacillus Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, which causes erysipelas in swine, characterized by a painful local ulcer, generally on one of the hands.
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