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erythema

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noun er·y·the·ma \ˌer-ə-ˈthē-mə\

Definition of erythema

  1. :  abnormal redness of the skin due to capillary congestion

erythematous play \-ˈthe-mə-təs\ adjective


Origin of erythema

New Latin, from Greek erythēma, from erythainein to redden, from erythros


First Known Use: circa 1783


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erythema

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noun er·y·the·ma \ˌer-ə-ˈthē-mə\

Medical Definition of erythema

  1. :  abnormal redness of the skin or mucous membranes due to capillary congestion (as in inflammation)




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