erysipeloid

er`y*sip"e*loid

(r`*sp"*loid), n. [L., fr. Gr. 'erysi`pelas; 'eryqro`s red + pe`lla hide, skin. See Red, and Pell, n.] (Med.) a usually self-limiting cellulitis of the hand somewhat resembling erysipelas, caused by the bacterium Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. It may start at the site of a wound obtained while handling meat or fish, and may occasionally become generalizd with protracted illness and severe toxemia. Stedman
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