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Erysipelas

Postby Brazilian dude » Tue May 23, 2006 12:03 am

Main Entry: ery·sip·e·las
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English erisipila, from Latin erysipelas, from Greek, from erysi- (prob. akin to Greek erythros red) + -pelas (probably akin to Latin pellis skin) -- more at RED, FELL
: an acute febrile disease associated with intense edematous local inflammation of the skin and subcutaneous tissues caused by a hemolytic streptococcus


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Postby Stargzer » Tue May 23, 2006 3:44 pm

I'm beginning to scare myself. I understood and decoded that defintion on the first read.
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Postby Perry » Tue May 23, 2006 8:03 pm

Stargzer wrote:I'm beginning to scare myself. I understood and decoded that defintion on the first read.


So Larry, are you ready for a new career as a streptococcus stripper? :oops:
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Postby tcward » Tue May 23, 2006 9:47 pm

Could we say that was a "swell" job? ;)

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Postby Stargzer » Wed May 24, 2006 2:30 pm

Let's not get all hot and bothered about Erysipelas; it could engender bad blood. ;-) It sounds like the name of a Greek or Shakespearean character.

And Lo, Zeus sent Erysipelas amongst Men to spread disease and foment discomfort . . .
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Postby gailr » Wed May 24, 2006 8:52 pm

Stargzer wrote:Let's not get all hot and bothered about Erysipelas; it could engender bad blood. ;-) It sounds like the name of a Greek or Shakespearean character.

Mistress Quickly might have eulogized him, sorrowfully, as 'Arry Sipilus...

(It is too late; the life of all this blood
Is touch'd corruptibly)


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