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scarlatina

[skahr-luh-tee-nuh]
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noun Pathology.
  1. scarlet fever.
  2. a mild form of scarlet fever.

Origin of scarlatina

1795–1805; < New Latin (febris) scarlatina scarlet fever, derivative of Medieval Latin scarlata scarlet (cloth); see scarlet, -ine1
Related formsscar·la·ti·nal, scar·la·ti·nous [skahr-luh-tee-nuh s, skahr-lat-n-uh s] /ˌskɑr ləˈti nəs, skɑrˈlæt n əs/, adjective
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scarlatina

noun
  1. the technical name for scarlet fever
Derived Formsscarlatinal, adjective

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin, from Italian scarlattina, diminutive of scarlatto scarlet
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Word Origin and History for scarlatina

n.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

scarlatina in Medicine

scarlatina

([object Object])
n.
  1. scarlet fever
Related formsscar′la•tinal adj.

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