[ er-uh-thee-muh ]
/ ˌɛr əˈθi mə /
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
OTHER WORDS FROM erythemaer·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
Words nearby erythema
, erythema ab igne
, erythema annulare
, erythema annulare centrifugum
, erythema arthriticum epidemicum
, erythema caloricum
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Example sentences from the Web for erythema
The affection is closely allied to erythema multiforme, and is, indeed, by some considered a form of that disease.
pathol redness of the skin, usually occurring in patches, caused by irritation or injury to the tissue
Derived forms of erythemaerythematic (ˌɛrɪθɪˈmætɪk), erythematous (ˌɛrɪˈθiːmətəs) or erythemal, adjective
Word Origin for erythema
C18: from New Latin, from Greek eruthēma, from eruthros red
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Redness of the skin caused by dilatation and congestion of the capillaries, often a sign of inflammation or infection.
Other words from erythemaer′y•them′a•tous (-thĕm′ə-təs, -thē′mə-) adj.
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