Pemphigus meaning

pĕmfĭ-gəs, pĕm-fīgəs
Any of several acute or chronic skin diseases characterized by groups of itching blisters.
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A disease characterized by the formation of watery blisters on the skin, sometimes with itching.
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Any of several acute or chronic skin diseases characterized by groups of itching blisters.
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(pathology) A severe autoimmune skin disease characterized by pustules and painful blisters, and which can be fatal.
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Origin of pemphigus

  • New Latin pemphīgus from Greek pemphīx pemphīg- pustule

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

  • From Ancient Greek πέμφιξ (pemphix, “pustule").

    From Wiktionary