Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A constellation of stars in the Southern Hemisphere near Centaurus and Scorpius.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A summer constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a wolf. It lies south of the constellation Libra.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. originally, a cutaneous disease with the appearance of the skin having been gnawed, and occurring under two distinct forms. Now used as a generic term for over ten distinguishable diseases having visible cutaneous symptoms.
  • n. The Wolf, a constellation situated south of Scorpio.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of Canidæ, comprising the wolves, but having no characters by which it can be distinguished from Canis. In this nomenclature the common gray wolf of North America is called Lupus occidentalis.
  • n. [lowercase] The specific designation of the common wolf, Canis lupus.
  • n. An ancient southern constellation, the Wolf, representing a beast held by the hand of the Centaur. It has two stars of the third magnitude.
  • n. [lowercase] In pathology
  • n. Lupus vulgaris, a tuberculosis of the skin, presenting clinically reddish-brown patches made up of papules, tubercles, and flat infiltrations.
  • n. Lupus erythematosus, a chronic dermatitis, beginning in one or more papules which grow so as to cover a large patch.
  • n. The Pacific fulmar petrel, Fulmarus glacialis rodgersi.
  • n. Lupus exedens, a form of lupus in which there is ulceration of the affected parts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

Latin, from lupus, wolf; see lupus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin lupus, a "wolf" (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • The village of Llanarmon takes its name from its church, which is dedicated to Garmon, an Armorican bishop, who with another called Lupus came over into Britain in order to preach against the heresy of Pelagius.

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  • Lupercus appears to be connected with the name Lupus (wolf), the nurturer of the twins Romulus and Remus.

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  • Lupus occurs when the body attacks itself, causing inflammation and tissue damage virtually anywhere in the body, making it both difficult to diagnose and treat.

    FDA Panel Backs Approval of Lupus Drug

  • Lupus is Latin for “wolf”: some early observers thought that the rash looked like the bite of a wolf.

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  • Lupus occurs when the body attacks itself, causing inflammation and tissue damage virtually anywhere in the body, making it difficult to treat.

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  • The used to call Lupus that affected the brain & central nervous system, CNS Lupus Central Nervous system lupus, now it is called neuropsychiatric Lupus.

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  • By the by, I found out why Lupus is called Lupus yesterday and went to bed fuming, GEEZ, they really need to leave the superstitious naming behind, maybe!

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  • If you like smooth beats, and who doesn't, give it a listen, and we can all only dream of such a back catalogue. (as young as he was) He died of Lupus, which is something I read a bit about when trying to solve a problem I was having with my knee twelve months ago.

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  • Call the Lupus Foundation and see if they can put him in contact with a supportive and happily married husband who can talk about living with a woman with lupus.

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