erythematous

adjective
er·​y·​them·​a·​tous | \ ˌer-ə-ˈthe-mə-təs How to pronounce erythematous (audio) \

Definition of erythematous

: exhibiting abnormal redness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the accumulation of blood in dilated capillaries (as in inflammation) : relating to or marked by erythema an erythematous rash Skin examination revealed multiple discrete, erythematous, scaly, indurated papules on the lower back and buttocks, areas which had not previously been affected.— Jashin J. Wu et al.

First Known Use of erythematous

1787, in the meaning defined above

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“Erythematous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/erythematous. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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erythematous

adjective
er·​y·​them·​a·​tous | \ ˌer-ə-ˈthem-ət-əs, -ˈthēm-ət-əs How to pronounce erythematous (audio) \
variants: also erythemic \ -​ˈthē-​mik How to pronounce erythematous (audio) \

Medical Definition of erythematous

: relating to or marked by erythema

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