roseola infantum

noun
roseola in·​fan·​tum | \ -in-ˈfan-təm How to pronounce roseola infantum (audio) \

Definition of roseola infantum

: a mild virus disease of infants and children marked by fever lasting usually three days followed by an eruption of rose-colored spots and caused by a herpesvirus (species Human herpesvirus 6 of the genus Roseolovirus)

First Known Use of roseola infantum

circa 1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for roseola infantum

borrowed from New Latin, "roseola of infants"

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“Roseola infantum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roseola%20infantum. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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roseola infantum

noun
roseola in·​fan·​tum | \ -in-ˈfant-əm How to pronounce roseola infantum (audio) \

Medical Definition of roseola infantum

: a mild virus disease of infants and children that is characterized by fever lasting three days followed by an eruption of rose-colored spots and is caused by a herpesvirus (species Human herpesvirus 6 of the genus Roseolovirus)

called also exanthema subitum, exanthem subitum

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