Definition of erysipeloid in US English:

erysipeloid

noun

Medicine
  • Dermatitis of the hands due to bacterial infection, occurring mainly among handlers of meat and fish products.

    This is caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, a Gram-positive bacterium occurring either as slightly curved rods or as filaments

    • ‘Erysipeloid in people can be reduced by an effective herd-vaccination and sanitation strategy.’
    • ‘Erysipeloid usually begins as a localized wound infection but may progress to a generalized septicemia.’
    • ‘They agreed that erysipeloid is an occupational disease which commonly occurs where individuals are handling meat.’

Pronunciation

erysipeloid

/ˌerəˈsipəloid/