scarlatina

noun
scar·​la·​ti·​na | \ ˌskär-lə-ˈtē-nə How to pronounce scarlatina (audio) \

Definition of scarlatina

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Other Words from scarlatina

scarlatinal \ ˌskär-​lə-​ˈtē-​nᵊl How to pronounce scarlatinal (audio) \ adjective

Examples of scarlatina in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although anyone who gets strep throat can get scarlet fever, also known as scarlatina, the disease typically strikes children under the age of 10. Meera Senthilingam And Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Health agency warns UK parents as scarlet fever cases soar," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of scarlatina

1771, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scarlatina

New Latin, from Medieval Latin scarlata scarlet

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The first known use of scarlatina was in 1771

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“Scarlatina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scarlatina. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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scarlatina

noun
scar·​la·​ti·​na | \ ˌskär-lə-ˈtē-nə How to pronounce scarlatina (audio) \

Medical Definition of scarlatina

Other Words from scarlatina

scarlatinal \ -​ˈtēn-​ᵊl How to pronounce scarlatinal (audio) \ adjective

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