plural strophuli
: a rash in infants marked by red or sometimes whitish papules surrounded by reddish halos and popularly associated with teething distress

called also red gum, tooth rash

Word History


New Latin, from Greek strophos twisted band

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“Strophulus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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