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erythrism

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noun er·y·thrism \ˈer-ə-ˌthri-zəm\

Definition of erythrism

  1. :  a condition marked by exceptional prevalence of red pigmentation (as in hair or feathers)

er·y·thris·tic play \ˌer-ə-ˈthris-tik\ also er·y·thris·mal play \-ˈthriz-məl\ adjective


1864

First Known Use of erythrism

1864


Medical Dictionary

erythrism

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noun er·y·thrism \ˈer-ə-ˌthriz-əm\

Medical Definition of erythrism

  1. :  a condition marked by exceptional prevalence of red pigmentation (as in skin or hair)

  2. er·y·thris·tic \ˌer-ə-ˈthris-tik\play also er·y·thris·mal \-ˈthriz-məl\play adjective




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