erythema migrans

noun erythema mi·grans \ -ˈmī-grənz \
variants: or erythema chronicum migrans play \-ˌkrä-nə-kəm-\

Definition of erythema migrans

:a red spreading annular skin lesion that is an early symptom of Lyme disease and that develops at the site of the bite of a tick (such as the deer tick) infected with the causative spirochete

Origin and Etymology of erythema migrans

New Latin, literally, (chronic) migrating erythema


Medical Dictionary

erythema migrans

noun

medical Definition of erythema migrans

:a spreading annular erythematous skin lesion that is an early symptom of Lyme disease and that develops at the site of the bite of a tick (as the deer tick) infected with the causative spirochete called also erythema chronicum migrans

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