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