There are 2 main definitions of lupus in English:

lupus1

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Pronunciation: /ˈluːpəs
 
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noun

[mass noun]
Any of various diseases or conditions marked by inflammation of the skin, especially lupus vulgaris or lupus erythematosus.
More example sentences
  • In some patients, lupus skin disease or lupus internal organ disease can be triggered by reactions to certain drugs.
  • Tests show blood rheumatism, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic fever, nervous rheumatism, or bone rheumatism.
  • It can occur by itself or with other, common autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.

Origin

late 16th century: from Latin, literally 'wolf'.

Derivatives

lupoid

adjective
More example sentences
  • There is also a specific inflammatory disease of the liver, related to SLE, called lupoid hepatitis.
  • From January 1989 to February 1993, lupoid onychodystrophy was diagnosed in 18 dogs at the CVM.
  • Diascopy with a glass spatula reveals the lupoid character of the infiltrations.

lupous

adjective

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