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[eg-zan-thee-muh, ek-san-] /ˌɛg zænˈθi mə, ˌɛk sæn-/
noun, plural exanthemata
[eg-zan-them-uh-tuh, -thee-muh-] /ˌɛg zænˈθɛm ə tə, -ˈθi mə-/ (Show IPA),
Origin of exanthema
First recorded in 1650-60 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for exanthema


noun (pl) -themata (-ˈθiːmətə), -themas, -thems
a skin eruption or rash occurring as a symptom in a disease such as measles or scarlet fever
Derived Forms
exanthematous (ˌɛksænˈθɛmətəs), exanthematic (ɛkˌsænθɪˈmætɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C17: via Late Latin from Greek, from exanthein to burst forth, from anthein to blossom, from anthos flower
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exanthema in Medicine

exanthema ex·an·the·ma (ěg'zān-thē'mə) or ex·an·them (ĭg-zān'thəm)

  1. A skin eruption occurring as a symptom of an acute viral or coccal disease.

  2. A disease, such as measles or scarlet fever, accompanied by a skin eruption.

ex·an'the·mat'ic (ĭg-zān'-thə-māt'ĭk) or ex'an·them'a·tous (ěg'zān-thěm'ə-təs) adj.
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