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[eg-zan-thuh m, ig-, ek-san-]
noun Pathology.
  1. an eruptive disease, especially one attended with fever, as smallpox or measles.
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Origin of exanthem

1650–60; < Late Latin exanthēma < Greek exánthēma skin eruption, breaking forth, literally, a bursting into flower, equivalent to ex- ex-3 + anthē- (verbid stem of antheîn to blossom; see antho-) + -ma noun suffix
Related formsex·an·the·mat·ic [eg-zan-thuh-mat-ik, ek-san-] /ɛgˌzæn θəˈmæt ɪk, ɛkˌsæn-/, ex·an·them·a·tous [eg-zan-them-uh-tuh s, ek-san-] /ˌɛg zænˈθɛm ə təs, ˌɛk sæn-/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for exanthematous

Historical Examples

  • Aphthous stomatitis sometimes accompanies certain of the continued fevers, exanthematous and non-exanthematous.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II


  • Exanthematous pharyngitis accompanies some cases of cutaneous exanthemata.

  • Description: The most beneficial salve in case of inflamed wounds, boils or exanthematous eruptions.

    Valere Aude

    Louis Dechmann

  • Scarlet fever is an exanthematous form of disease distinguished by a scarlet eruption of the skin.

    Valere Aude

    Louis Dechmann

  • Measles or Rubeola is an exanthematous or eruptive contagious form of children's disease.

    Valere Aude

    Louis Dechmann