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erysipelas (n.)

late 14c., skin disease also known as St. Anthony's Fire or ignis sacer, from Greek erysipelas, perhaps from erythros "red" (from PIE root *reudh- "red, ruddy") + pella "skin" (from PIE root *pel- (3) "skin, hide"). Related: Erysipelatous.

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Definitions of erysipelas

erysipelas (n.)
an acute streptococcal infection characterized by deep-red inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes;
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