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exanthem

play
noun ex·an·them \eg-ˈzan(t)-thəm, ˈek-ˌsan-ˌthem\

Definition of exanthem

plural ex·an·thems also ex·an·them·a·taplay \ˌeg-ˌzan-ˈthe-mə-tə\ or ex·an·themas

  1. :  an eruptive disease (as measles) or its symptomatic eruption

ex·an·them·a·tous play \ˌeg-ˌzan-ˈthe-mə-təs\ or ex·an·the·mat·ic play \-ˌzan-thə-ˈma-tik\ adjective


Variants of exanthem

also ex·an·the·ma play \ˌeg-ˌzan-ˈthē-mə\

Origin of exanthem

Late Latin exanthema, from Greek exanthēma, from exanthein to bloom, break out, from ex- + anthos flower — more at anthology


First Known Use: 1656


Medical Dictionary

exanthem

play play
noun ex·an·them \eg-ˈzan(t)-thəm, ˈek-ˌsan-ˌthem\

Medical Definition of exanthem

plural ex·an·thems also ex·an·them·a·ta \ˌeg-ˌzan-ˈthem-ət-ə\play or ex·an·themas

  1. :  an eruptive disease (as measles) or its symptomatic eruption

  2. ex·an·them·a·tous \ˌeg-ˌzan-ˈthem-ət-əs\play or ex·an·the·mat·ic \-ˌzan-thə-ˈmat-ik\play adjective



Variants of exanthem

or ex·an·the·ma \ˌeg-ˌzan-ˈthē-mə\play

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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "exanthem"


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