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1. pemphigus

noun. a skin disease characterized by large thin-walled blisters (bullae) arising from normal skin or mucous membrane.

Synonyms

  • disease of the skin
  • skin disease
  • autoimmune disorder
  • skin disorder
  • autoimmune disease

Etymology

  • πέμφιξ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Example sentences of the word pemphigus


1. Adjective
An autoimmune disease, pemphigus foliaceus starts out as small lesions that quickly form a head -- much like a pimple.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Dogs with any crusty skin and hair loss on the nose, feet, or ears are likely to have a skin condition called pemphigus foliaceus.

3. Verb, base form
Consult your doctor for further instruction about limiting your tannin intake in relation to pemphigus.

4. Verb, past participle
If your cat has pemphigus, she will have pustules, scaly patches, sores and hair loss.

5. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The immune disorders pemphigus erythematosus and pemphigus foliaceus can cause collie nose-type symptoms.

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