a kind of rose-colored rash.
Origin of roseola
1810–20;Related formsro·se·o·lar, adjective
< New Latin,
equivalent to Latin rose(us
) rose-colored + -ola -ole1
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Examples from the Web for roseola
Historical Examples of roseola
Erythema, or roseola as it is differently called, is apt to present itself about the second or third week76 after birth.
Rose′-quartz, a transparent quartz; Rose′-rash (see Roseola).
Roseola claims that Tiffany makes a right smart of her brother, and sets a heap by him.
Eczema, roseola, elephantiasis, presented a long array of doleful victims.
Before medication had had time to make any impression on the disease, roseola appeared.
British Dictionary definitions for roseola
Derived Formsroseolar, adjective
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
Word Origin for roseola
C19: from New Latin, diminutive of Latin roseus rosy
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A rose-colored skin rash, sometimes occurring with diseases such as measles, syphilis, or scarlet fever.
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