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Meaning of lupus erythematosus

lu'pus er•y•the•ma•to'sus

Pronunciation: (er"u-thē"mu-tō'sus, -them"u-), [key]
— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. any of several autoimmune diseases, esp. systemic lupus erythematosus, characterized by red, scaly skin patches.
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