What does the word erysipelas mean?

Usage examples for erysipelas

  1. I believe it was caused by the pain of leaving you and Ardgillan: any strong emotion causes it, and I remember when I last left Edinburgh having an attack of it that brought on erysipelas. – Records of a Girlhood by Frances Ann Kemble
  2. Should erysipelas develop on a very young baby it is very important that he should be removed at once from the mother. – The Mother and Her Child by William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler
  3. He was threatened with erysipelas, and there was a rather critical inflammation of the left eye. – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu