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A constellation of stars in the Southern Hemisphere near Centaurus and Scorpius.

[Latin, from lupus, wolf; see lupus.]


2. Any of several other forms of lupus erythematosus.

[Medieval Latin, ulcerative skin disease, from Latin, wolf (the scarring caused by such diseases being likened to the marks left by wolf bites); see wl̥kwo- in Indo-European roots.]


(Pathology) any of various ulcerative skin diseases
[C16: via Medieval Latin from Latin: wolf; said to be so called because it rapidly eats away the affected part]
Usage: In current usage the word lupus alone is generally understood to signify lupus vulgaris, lupus erythematosus being normally referred to in full or by the abbreviation LE


n, Latin genitive Lupi (ˈluːpaɪ)
(Astronomy) a constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Centaurus and Ara

system′ic lu′pus er•y•the•ma•to′sus

(ˌɛr əˌθi məˈtoʊ səs, -ˌθɛm ə-)

an autoimmune inflammatory disease of the connective tissues, chiefly characterized by skin eruptions, joint pain, recurrent pleurisy, and kidney disease.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lupus - any of several forms of ulcerative skin disease
disease of the skin, skin disease, skin disorder - a disease affecting the skin
lupus vulgaris - tuberculosis of the skin; appears first on the face and heals slowly leaving deep scars
discoid lupus erythematosus, DLE - a chronic skin disease occurring primarily in women between the ages of 20 and 40; characterized by an eruption of red lesions over the cheeks and bridge of the nose
LE, lupus erythematosus - a chronic inflammatory collagen disease affecting connective tissue (skin or joints)
disseminated lupus erythematosus, SLE, systemic lupus erythematosus - an inflammatory disease of connective tissue with variable features including fever and weakness and fatigability and joint pains and skin lesions on the face or neck or arms
2.Lupus - a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Centaurus


[ˈluːpəs] nlupus m


n. lupus, enfermedad crónica de la piel de origen desconocido que causa lesiones degenerativas locales;
anticoagulant ______ anticoagulante;
___ vulgaris___ vulgar;
marginal ______ marginado.


n lupus m; discoid — lupus discoide; systemic — erythematosus (SLE) lupus eritematoso sistémico (LES)
References in classic literature ?
and who beareth quarterly, first, argent, a wolf ravisant carrying a lamb gules; second, purpure, three mascles argent, two and one; third, paly of twelve, gules and argent; fourth, or, on a pale endorsed, three batons fleurdelises gules; supported by four griffon's-claws jessant from the sides of the escutcheon, with the motto "En Lupus in Historia," was able to surmount these rather satirical arms with a count's coronet.
Triste lupus stabulis," began the luckless youngster, and stammered through some eight or ten lines.
1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TheAlliance for Lupus Research(ALR),Lupus Research Institute(LRI) andS.
com)-- Lupus Research Institute (LRI) Board member and Connecticut resident Hope Hetherington and her husband Representative John Hetherington joined with LRI and other advocacy groups to pass important legislation signed by Governor Dannel Molloy today benefitting the estimated 17,000 people in Connecticut affected by lupus, a serious and chronic autoimmune disease.
The Lupus Foundation of America has made six new grants for studies into what it considers neglected areas of lupus research: pediatric lupus, reproductive health issues in lupus, lupus nephritis, and neuropsychiatric lupus.
Washington, Sep 3 (ANI): A new research has discovered that males with a variant form of the immune receptor gene 'Toll Like Receptor 7 (TLR7)' are more likely to develop the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus).
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a disease in which your body's immune system targets healthy tissue.
By rebuilding a patient's immune system using his or her own stem cells, doctors can reverse the course of lupus in severely ill patients for whom medication no longer works, a new study shows.
However, researchers at Indiana State University may have strengthened the environmental evidence by discovering that phthalates trigger lupus antibodies in a mouse model.
Disorders like lupus, multiple sclerosis (MS) and Type I diabetes are on the rise, says Glinda Cooper, an epidemiologist with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
LUPUS NEWS: The Lupus Foundation of America has launched a new magazine dedicated to lupus, a life-threatening autoimmune disease affecting 1.
LFA said the new title carries "the latest information" on developments in lupus research and other lupus-related topics.