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- noun Any of several
inflammatory conditionsof the skin, including erysipelas, herpes zoster, and ergotism.
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- noun any of several inflammatory or gangrenous skin conditions
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From the belief that Saint Anthony's intercession could cure it.]
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