Lupus meaning

lo͝opəs
Any of various diseases with skin lesions, esp. systemic lupus erythematosus.
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Systemic lupus erythematosus.
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Any of various chronic skin conditions characterized by ulcerative lesions that spread over the body. No longer in scientific use.
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A constellation of stars in the Southern Hemisphere near Centaurus and Scorpius.
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(place, proper) A S constellation near the Milky Way between Centaurus and Scorpius.
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Any of several other forms of lupus erythematosus.
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(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.
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(astronomy) A summer constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a wolf. It lies south of the constellation Libra.
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Origin of lupus

  • Medieval Latin from Latin wolf wl̥kwo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin from lupus wolf lupus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin lupus, a "wolf"

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin lupus (“wolf").

    From Wiktionary