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[loo-puh s] /ˈlu pəs/

noun, Pathology.
[loo-puh s] /ˈlu pəs/
noun, genitive Lupi
[loo-pahy] /ˈlu paɪ/ (Show IPA). Astronomy.
the Wolf, a southern constellation between Centaurus and Norma.
any of various ulcerative skin diseases
noun (Latin genitive) Lupi (ˈluːpaɪ)
a constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Centaurus and Ara

late 14c., used of several diseases that cause ulcerations of the skin, from Medieval Latin lupus, from Latin lupus “wolf” (see wolf (n.)), apparently because it “devours” the affected part.

lupus lu·pus (lōō’pəs)
Any of several diseases, especially systemic lupus erythematosus, that principally affect the skin and joints but often also involve other systems of the body.
See systemic lupus erythematosus.
lupus [(looh-puhs)]

An autoimmune disease that tends to strike women more frequently than men. The disease attacks the body’s connective tissues.


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