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exanthem

[eg-zan-thuh m, ig-, ek-san-] /ɛgˈzæn θəm, ɪg-, ɛkˈsæn-/
noun, Pathology.
1.
an eruptive disease, especially one attended with fever, as smallpox or measles.
Origin of exanthem
1650-1660
1650-60; < Late Latin exanthēma < Greek exánthēma skin eruption, breaking forth, literally, a bursting into flower, equivalent to ex- ex-3 + anthē- (verbid stem of antheîn to blossom; see antho-) + -ma noun suffix
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exanthematic
[eg-zan-thuh-mat-ik, ek-san-] /ɛgˌzæn θəˈmæt ɪk, ɛkˌsæn-/ (Show IPA),
exanthematous
[eg-zan-them-uh-tuh s, ek-san-] /ˌɛg zænˈθɛm ə təs, ˌɛk sæn-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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