Definition of strophulus
: 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
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Origin and Etymology of strophulus
New Latin, from Greek strophos twisted band — more at strophe
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