[ eg-zan-thee-muh, ek-san- ]
/ ˌɛg zænˈθi mə, ˌɛk sæn- /
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noun, plural ex·an·the·ma·ta [eg-zan-them-uh-tuh, -thee-muh-], /ˌɛg zænˈθɛm ə tə, -ˈθi mə-/, ex·an·the·mas.
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Origin of exanthema
First recorded in 1650–60
Words nearby exanthema
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Example sentences from the Web for exanthema
This contagious disease is called coital exanthema or vesicular exanthema, and is more or less prevalent on the Continent.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
British Dictionary definitions for exanthema
/ (ˌɛksænˈθiːmə) /
noun plural -themata (-ˈθiːmətə), -themas or -thems
a skin eruption or rash occurring as a symptom in a disease such as measles or scarlet fever
Derived forms of exanthemaexanthematous (ˌɛksænˈθɛmətəs) or exanthematic (ɛkˌsænθɪˈmætɪk), adjective
Word Origin for exanthema
C17: via Late Latin from Greek, from exanthein to burst forth, from anthein to blossom, from anthos flower
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Medical definitions for exanthema
[ ĕg′zăn-thē′mə ]
A skin eruption occurring as a symptom of an acute viral or coccal disease.
A disease, such as measles or scarlet fever, accompanied by a skin eruption.
Other words from exanthemaex•an′the•mat′ic (ĭg-zăn′-thə-măt′ĭk) null adj.
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