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      n   an acute streptococcal infectious disease of the skin, characterized by fever, headache, vomiting, and purplish raised lesions, esp. on the face,   (Also called)    Saint Anthonys fire  
     (C16: from Latin, from Greek erusipelas, from Greek erusi- red + -pelas skin)  
  erysipelatous      adj  
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