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[er-uh-sip-uh-loid, eer-uh-] /ˌɛr əˈsɪp əˌlɔɪd, ˌɪər ə-/

noun, Pathology.
a disease of humans contracted by contact with the bacillus Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, which causes erysipelas in swine, characterized by a painful local ulcer, generally on one of the hands.
an infective dermatitis mainly affecting the hands, characterized by inflammation and caused by the microorganism Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae on contaminated meat, poultry, or fish: most prevalent among fishermen and butchers

erysipeloid er·y·sip·e·loid (ěr’ĭ-sĭp’ə-loid’, ēr’-)
An infectious disease of the skin that is contracted by handling fish or meat infected with the bacterium Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae and characterized by red lesions on the hands.


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