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 exanthema (audio) \
plural exanthems also exanthemata\ ˌeg-​ˌzan-​ˈthe-​mə-​tə How to pronounce exanthemata (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 exanthematous (audio) \ or exanthematic \ ˌeg-​ˌzan-​thə-​ˈma-​tik How to pronounce exanthematic (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

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 exanthema (audio) \
plural exanthems also exanthemata\ ˌeg-​ˌzan-​ˈthem-​ət-​ə How to pronounce exanthemata (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 exanthematous (audio) \ or exanthematic \ -​ˌzan-​thə-​ˈmat-​ik How to pronounce exanthematic (audio) \ adjective

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