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strophulus

[strof-yuh-luh s] /ˈstrɒf yə ləs/
noun, Pathology.
1.
a papular eruption of the skin, especially in infants, occurring in several forms and usually harmless.
Also called red gum, tooth rash.
Origin of strophulus
1800-1810
1800-10; < New Latin < Greek stróph(os) twine + Latin -ulus -ule
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strophulus in Medicine

strophulus stroph·u·lus (strŏf'yə-ləs)
n.
See heat rash.

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