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 for Lupus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lupus \Lu"pus\, n. [L., a wolf. See Wolf.]
     1. (Med.) 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
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
     Note: Lupus erythematosus is characterized by an eruption
           of red patches, which become incrusted, leaving
           superficial scars. Lupus vulgaris is marked by the
           development of nodules which often ulcerate deeply and
           produce great deformity. Prior to 1900 the latter was
           often confounded with cancer, and some varieties of
           cancer were included under Lupus. Systemic lupus
           erythematosus is an inflammatory connective tissue
           disease occurring mostly in women, characterized by
           skin rash, fever, and arthritic symptoms, and often
           accompanied by hemolytic anemia, inflammation of the
           pericardium, glomerular lesions, and hyperglobulinemia;
           the condition shows positive in the LE cell test.
           --[Stedman]br/ [1913 Webster +PJC]
     2. (Astron.) The Wolf, a constellation situated south of
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: any of several forms of ulcerative skin disease
      2: a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Centaurus

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Lupus, MO -- U.S. town in Missouri
     Population (2000):    29
     Housing Units (2000): 24
     Land area (2000):     0.192275 sq. miles (0.497989 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.192275 sq. miles (0.497989 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            44498
     Located within:       Missouri (MO), FIPS 29
     Location:             38.846609 N, 92.452641 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Lupus, MO

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