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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An acute streptococcal infection characterized by deep-red inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes.

Usage examples (34)
  • That horse died from swine erysipelas, which is a disease you get only in pigs. '
  • There is a young lady staying at the hotel, afflicted with what her friends call erysipelas, but which is probably scrofula.
  • Bacterial skin infections, such as erysipelas or cellulitis, are characterized by fever and a painful erythematous rash.
  • (If of the nature of erysipelas, treat as under that head.) for more
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