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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Lupus mean? 

LUPUS (noun)
  The noun LUPUS has 2 senses:

1. any of several forms of ulcerative skin disease
2. a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Centaurus

  Familiarity information: LUPUS used as a noun is rare.

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LUPUS (noun)

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Any of several forms of ulcerative skin disease

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("lupus" is a kind of...):

disease of the skin; skin condition; skin disease; skin disorder; skin problem (a disease affecting the skin)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lupus"):

lupus vulgaris (tuberculosis of the skin; appears first on the face and heals slowly leaving deep scars)

discoid lupus erythematosus; DLE (a chronic skin disease occurring primarily in women between the ages of 20 and 40; characterized by an eruption of red lesions over the cheeks and bridge of the nose)

LE; lupus erythematosus (a chronic inflammatory collagen disease affecting connective tissue (skin or joints))

disseminated lupus erythematosus; SLE; systemic lupus erythematosus (an inflammatory disease of connective tissue with variable features including fever and weakness and fatigability and joint pains and skin lesions on the face or neck or arms)

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A constellation in the southern hemisphere near Centaurus

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Instance hypernyms:

constellation (a configuration of stars as seen from the earth)

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