erythematous

adjective er·y·them·a·tous \ ˌer-ə-ˈthe-mə-təs \

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

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erythematous

adjective er·y·them·a·tous \ ˌer-ə-ˈthem-ət-əs, -ˈthēm-ət-əs \
variants: also erythemic play \-ˈthē-mik\

medical Definition of erythematous

: relating to or marked by erythema

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