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
- See systemic lupus erythematosus.
- Any of several other forms of lupus erythematosus.
Origin of lupusMedieval Latin ulcerative skin disease from Latin wolf ( the scarring caused by such diseases being likened to the marks left by wolf bites ); 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").