exanthem

noun
ex·​an·​them | \ eg-ˈzan(t)-thəm How to pronounce exanthem (audio) , ˈek-ˌsan-ˌthem How to pronounce exanthem (audio) \
variants: or less commonly exanthema \ ˌeg-​ˌzan-​ˈthē-​mə How to pronounce exanthem (audio) \
plural exanthems also exanthemata\ ˌeg-​ˌzan-​ˈthe-​mə-​tə How to pronounce exanthem (audio) \ or exanthemas

Definition of exanthem

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

Other Words from exanthem

exanthematous \ ˌeg-​ˌzan-​ˈthe-​mə-​təs How to pronounce exanthem (audio) \ or exanthematic \ ˌeg-​ˌzan-​thə-​ˈma-​tik How to pronounce exanthem (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of exanthem

1656, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for exanthem

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

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“Exanthem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exanthem. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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exanthem

noun
ex·​an·​them | \ eg-ˈzan(t)-thəm How to pronounce exanthem (audio) , ˈek-ˌsan-ˌthem How to pronounce exanthem (audio) \
variants: or exanthema \ ˌeg-​ˌzan-​ˈthē-​mə How to pronounce exanthem (audio) \
plural exanthems also exanthemata\ ˌeg-​ˌzan-​ˈthem-​ət-​ə How to pronounce exanthem (audio) \ or exanthemas

Medical Definition of exanthem

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

Other Words from exanthem

exanthematous \ ˌeg-​ˌzan-​ˈthem-​ət-​əs How to pronounce exanthem (audio) \ or exanthematic \ -​ˌzan-​thə-​ˈmat-​ik How to pronounce exanthem (audio) \ adjective

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