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er•y•sip•e•loid



Pronunciation: (er"u-sip'u-loid", ēr"u-), [key]
n. Pathol.
a disease of humans contracted by contact with the bacillus Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, which causes erysipelas in swine, characterized by a painful local ulcer, generally on one of the hands.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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