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system'ic lu'pus erythemato'sus



Pathol.
an autoimmune inflammatory disease of the connective tissues, occurring mainly among middle-aged women, chiefly characterized by skin eruptions, joint pain, recurrent pleurisy, and kidney disease. Abbr.: SLE

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