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#167032 - 03/20/07 10:49 AM bullous pemphigoid  
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bullous pemphigoid;
First name I think came from the person who discovered it. The second, Greek.

#167040 - 03/20/07 01:11 PM Re: bullous pemphigoid [Re: olly]  
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bullous pemphigoid

First word is adjectival form of Latin bullae 'blisters' and the second is, as you suggest, Greek, from pemphiks 'drop; cloud; pustule'.


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#167041 - 03/20/07 01:28 PM Re: bullous pemphigoid [Re: zmjezhd]  
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> bullous pemphigoid

good name for a band.


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