Origin of scarlatina
Examples from the Web for scarlatina
Has the child been exposed to the contagion of measles, small-pox, or scarlatina?
When all these symptoms are present, no one can doubt but that the case is one of scarlatina.
Why, he's flyin' the scarlatina signal clear to the back of his neck!Torchy, Private Sec.
But then the question arose, How did the young lady catch the scarlatina?Fragments of science, V. 1-2
There are several varieties, however, of scarlatina anginosa.
- the technical name for scarlet fever
Word Origin and History for scarlatina
1803, from Modern Latin scarlatina (Sydenham, 1676), from Italian scarlattina (Lancelotti, 1527), fem. of scarlattino (adj.), diminutive of scarlatto "scarlet" (see scarlet). It is a synonym for scarlet fever, not a milder form of it. Related: Scarlattinal.