erythrism

[ ih-rith-riz-uh m, er-uh-thriz-uh m ]
/ ɪˈrɪθ rɪz əm, ˈɛr əˌθrɪz əm /

noun

abnormal redness, as of plumage or hair.

Origin of erythrism

First recorded in 1885–90; erythr- + -ism
Related formser·y·thris·mal [er-uh-thriz-muh l] /ˌɛr əˈθrɪz məl/, er·y·thris·tic [er-uh-thris-tik] /ˌɛr əˈθrɪs tɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for erythrism

erythrism

/ (ɪˈrɪθrɪzəm) /

noun

abnormal red coloration, as in plumage or hair
Derived Formserythrismal (ˌɛrɪˈθrɪzməl), adjective
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Medicine definitions for erythrism

erythrism

[ ĕrə-thrĭz′əm ]

n.

Redness of the hair with a ruddy freckled complexion.
Related formser′y•thristic (-thrĭstĭk) adj.
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