pemphigus definition

  • noun:
    • some of a few severe or persistent epidermis diseases characterized by groups of itching blisters.
    • A severe autoimmune skin condition characterized by pustules and painful blisters, and which are often fatal.
    • A somewhat rare skin condition, characterized by the introduction of blebs upon different parts of your body.
    • An affection of your skin, composed of eruptions (bullæ) of varied sizes, from compared to a pea compared to that of a walnut, typically with accompaniment of temperature. Also known as pompholyx and bladdery fever.
    • In entomology: [cap] A genus of plant-lice or aphids associated with subfamily Pemphiginæ (Hartig, 1841).
    • An aphid regarding the genus Pemphigus: as, the vagabond pemphigus, P.ragabunda.
    • a skin condition described as big thin-walled blisters (bullae) arising from regular epidermis or mucous membrane

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