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PEMPHIGUS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does pemphigus mean? 

PEMPHIGUS (noun)
  The noun PEMPHIGUS has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: PEMPHIGUS used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PEMPHIGUS (noun)


Sense 1pemphigus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

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

autoimmune disease; autoimmune disorder (any of a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal functioning of the immune system that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues)

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

Meronyms (parts of "pemphigus"):

acantholysis (a breakdown of a cell layer in the epidermis (as in pemphigus))


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