Any of several acute or chronic skin diseases characterized by groups of itching blisters.(noun)
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Use "pemphigus" in a sentence
"A grave type of pemphigus is exceptionally observed in the newborn -- _pemphigus neonatorum_."
"He had been in failing health in recent years, battling cancer of the esophagus as well as pemphigus, a rare autoimmune disease."
"His underlying disease was pemphigus vulgaris, a nasty autoimmune blistering disease of the skin."