noun, plural ex·an·the·ma·ta [eg-zan-them-uh-tuh, -thee-muh-] /ˌɛg zænˈθɛm ə tə, -ˈθi mə-/, ex·an·the·mas.
Origin of exanthema
First recorded in 1650–60
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Historical Examples of exanthemata
In pharyngitis and laryngitis when associated with exanthemata.
Horsepox is also frequently mistaken for the exanthemata attending some forms of venereal disease in horses.
But there is also more evidence of use from air purifiers than in the exanthemata.
The clothes should be baked, steeped, and washed, as in the exanthemata.
But of these the Greeks do not appear to have treated under any other name than exanthemata.
British Dictionary definitions for exanthemata
noun plural -themata (-ˈθiːmətə), -themas or -thems
Derived Formsexanthematous (ˌɛksænˈθɛmətəs) or exanthematic (ɛkˌsænθɪˈmætɪk), adjective
a skin eruption or rash occurring as a symptom in a disease such as measles or scarlet fever
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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Related formsex•an′the•mat′ic (ĭg-zăn′-thə-măt′ĭk) null adj.
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.
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