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erysipelas


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Erysipelas  \Er`y*sip"e*las\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Gr  'erysi`pelas; 
  'eryqro`s  red  +  pe`lla  hide,  skin.  See  {Red},  and  {Pell},  n.] 
  (Med.) 
  St  Anthony's  fire;  a  febrile  disease  accompanied  with  a 
  diffused  inflammation  of  the  skin,  which  starting  usually 
  from  a  single  point,  spreads  gradually  over  its  surface.  It 
  is  usually  regarded  as  contagious,  and  often  occurs 
  epidemically. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  erysipelas 
  n  :  an  acute  streptococcal  infection  characterized  by  deep-red 
  inflammation  of  the  skin  and  mucous  membranes 




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