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scarlatina

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noun scar·la·ti·na \ˌskär-lə-ˈtē-nə\

Definition of scarlatina

scar·la·ti·nal play \-ˈtē-nəl\ adjective


Origin of scarlatina

New Latin, from Medieval Latin scarlata scarlet


First Known Use: 1771


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scarlatina

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noun scar·la·ti·na \ˌskär-lə-ˈtē-nə\

Medical Definition of scarlatina

    scar·la·ti·nal \-ˈtēn-əl\play adjective




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