scarlatina

noun

scar·​la·​ti·​na ˌskär-lə-ˈtē-nə How to pronounce scarlatina (audio)
scarlatinal 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, 27 Mar. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Medieval Latin scarlata scarlet

First Known Use

1771, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 24 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

scarlatina

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

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