St Anthony's fire

noun
1》 another term for erysipelas.
2》 another term for ergotism.

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  • Anthony's Fire — An tho*ny s Fire See Saint Anthony s Fire, under {Saint}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • St Anthony's fire — Fire Fire (f[imac]r), n. [OE. fir, fyr, fur AS. f[=y]r; akin to D. vuur, OS. & OHG. fiur, G. feuer, Icel. f[=y]ri, f[=u]rr, Gr. py^r, and perh. to L. purus pure, E. pure Cf. {Empyrean}, {Pyre}.] 1. The evolution of light and heat in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • St Anthony's fire — n. erysipelas or ergotism. * * * St Anthony s fire (popularly) Erysipelas • • • Main Entry: ↑Anthony St Anthony s fire see under ↑Anthony • • • Main Entry: ↑fire St Anthony s fire noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saint Anthony's fire — (also known historically as Ignis Sacer and Holy Fire ) may refer to one of the following infectious diseases:*Ergotism (this meaning particularly common in France and Germany) *Erysipelas (this meaning particularly common in England and the… …   Wikipedia

  • Saint Anthony's fire — Saint Saint (s[=a]nt), n. [F., fr. L. sanctus sacred, properly p. p. of sancire to render sacred by a religious act, to appoint as sacred; akin to sacer sacred. Cf. {Sacred}, {Sanctity}, {Sanctum}, {Sanctus}.] 1. A person sanctified; a holy or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • St. Anthony's fire — The intensely painful burning sensation in the limbs and extremities caused by ergot, the consequence of a fungus (Claviceps purpurea) that contaminates rye and wheat. The fungus produces substances (alkaloids) termed ergotamines that constrict… …   Medical dictionary

  • Saint Anthony's fire — Saint An·tho·ny s fire .sānt .an(t) thə nēz , chiefly Brit .an tə n any of several inflammatory or gangrenous conditions (as erysipelas or ergotism) of the skin Anthony Saint (ca 250 350) Egyptian monk. St. Anthony is regarded as the founder of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Saint Anthony's fire — noun any of several inflammatory or gangrenous skin conditions • Hypernyms: ↑skin disease, ↑disease of the skin, ↑skin disorder • Hyponyms: ↑erysipelas * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized S&A …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saint Anthony's fire — n. any of several skin conditions or inflammations, as erysipelas or ergotism …   English World dictionary

  • Saint Anthony's fire — Saint An′thony s fire′ n. pat any of certain skin conditions that are of an inflammatory or gangrenous nature, as erysipelas • Etymology: 1570–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • Saint Anthony's fire — noun Date: 14th century any of several inflammations or gangrenous conditions (as erysipelas or ergotism) of the skin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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