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Saint Anthony fire

Pronunciation: sant anth'o-ne fir

Definition: Any of several inflammations or gangrenous conditions of the skin (erysipelas).

Synonym(s): ergotism

[St. Anthony, Egyptian monk, ce 250–350]

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