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Vulgaris, a Latin adjective meaning common, or something that is derived from the masses of common people, may refer to:


"Vulgaris", when referring to disease names, usually indicates that it is the normal, classic, or most common form of a given disease.

  • Acne vulgaris, the most common form of the most common skin disease
  • Ichthyosis vulgaris, the most common form of this rare skin disorder
  • Impetigo vulgaris, a common skin infection, usually caused by a Streptococcus bacterium
  • Lupus vulgaris, a skin disease with painful cutaneous tuberculosis lesions
  • Pemphigus vulgaris, the most common form of pemphigus, a rare group of blistering autoimmune diseases that affect the skin and mucous membranes
  • Psoriasis vulgaris, the plaque psoriasis, the most common form of psoriasis
  • Sycosis vulgaris, the barber's itch, a once-common skin infection
  • Verruca vulgaris, the common wart, a raised wart with roughened surface

Species Latin names abbreviations[edit]

As it means "common", the word vulgaris is part of countless specific names for all kinds of species.

Varieties / subspecies[edit]

Fictional species[edit]

  • Carnivorous Vulgaris, Famishius Vulgaris Ingenuisi or Overconfidentii vulgaris, three of the fictional species Latin names for Wile E. Coyote in the Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner series
  • Draco vulgaris, the scientific name for the swamp dragon in the Discworld series

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