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Medical Term:

pemphigus

Pronunciation: pem'fi-gus

Definition:

  1. Autoimmune bullous diseases with acantholysis: pemphigus vulgaris, pemphigus foliaceus, pemphigus erythematosus, or pemphigus vegetans.
  2. A nonspecific term for blistering skin diseases.

[G. pemphix, a blister]

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