a disease characterized by the formation of watery blisters on the skin, sometimes with itching
Origin of pemphigusModern Latin from Classical Greek pemphix (gen. pemphigos), bubble from Indo-European echoic base an unverified form bamb-, an unverified form bhambh-, to swell
Any of several acute or chronic skin diseases characterized by groups of itching blisters.
Origin of pemphigusNew Latin pemphīgus from Greek pemphīx pemphīg- pustule
From Ancient Greek Ï€ÎÎ¼Ï†Î¹Î¾ (pemphix, “pustule").