[ roh-zee-uh-luh, roh-zee-oh-luh ]
/ roʊˈzi ə lə, ˌroʊ ziˈoʊ lə /

noun Pathology.

a kind of rose-colored rash.

Origin of roseola

1810–20; < New Latin, equivalent to Latin rose(us) rose-colored + -ola -ole1


ro·se·o·lar, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for roseola

/ (rəʊˈziːələ) /

noun pathol

a feverish condition of young children that lasts for some five days during the last two of which the patient has a rose-coloured rash. It is caused by the human herpes virus
any red skin eruption or rash

Derived forms of roseola

roseolar, adjective

Word Origin for roseola

C19: from New Latin, diminutive of Latin roseus rosy
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Medicine definitions for roseola

[ rō-zēə-lə, rō′zē-ōlə ]


A rose-colored skin rash, sometimes occurring with diseases such as measles, syphilis, or scarlet fever.
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