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erythema

[ er-uh-thee-muh ]
/ ˌɛr əˈθi mə /
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noun Pathology.

abnormal redness of the skin due to local congestion, as in inflammation.

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Origin of erythema

1760–70; <New Latin <Greek, equivalent to eryth(rós) red + -ēma noun suffix
er·y·the·mat·ic [er-uh-thi-mat-ik], /ˌɛr ə θɪˈmæt ɪk/, er·y·them·a·tous [er-uh-them-uh-tuhs, ‐thee-muh‐], /ˌɛr əˈθɛm ə təs, ‐ˈθi mə‐/, er·y·the·mic, er·y·the·mal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for erythema

erythema
/ (ˌɛrɪˈθiːmə) /

noun

pathol redness of the skin, usually occurring in patches, caused by irritation or injury to the tissue
erythematic (ˌɛrɪθɪˈmætɪk), erythematous (ˌɛrɪˈθiːmətəs) or erythemal, adjective
C18: from New Latin, from Greek eruthēma, from eruthros red
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Medical definitions for erythema

erythema
[ ĕr′ə-thēmə ]

n.

Redness of the skin caused by dilatation and congestion of the capillaries, often a sign of inflammation or infection.
er′y•thema•tous (-thĕmə-təs, -thēmə-) adj.
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