any of various diseases with skin lesions, esp. systemic lupus erythematosus
Origin of lupusModern Latin ; from L, wolf: from the idea of eating into the flesh
a S constellation near the Milky Way between Centaurus and Scorpius
Origin of LupusL, wolf
- Systemic lupus erythematosus.
- Any of various chronic skin conditions characterized by ulcerative lesions that spread over the body. No longer in scientific use.
Origin of lupusMedieval Latin, from Latin, wolf; see w&llowring;kwo- in Indo-European roots.
A constellation of stars in the Southern Hemisphere near Centaurus and Scorpius.
Origin of LupusLatin, from lupus, wolf; see lupus.
- (pathology) Abbreviation of systemic lupus erythematosus, a debilitating autoimmune disease which attacks the whole body, causing skin sores, pains throughout the body, lack of breath, and kidney and heart problems.
From Latin lupus (“wolf").