Dictionary.com

scarlatina

[ skahr-luh-tee-nuh ]
/ ˌskɑr ləˈti nə /
Save This Word!

noun Pathology.
a mild form of scarlet fever.
QUIZ
TEST YOUR MERIT ON THESE NEW WORDS IN 2021
The Dictionary added new words and definition to our vast collection, and we want to see how well-versed you are in the formally recognized new lingo. Take the quiz!
Question 1 of 8
What does JEDI stand for?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of scarlatina

1795–1805; <New Latin (febris) scarlatina scarlet fever, derivative of Medieval Latin scarlata scarlet (cloth); see scarlet, -ine1

OTHER WORDS FROM scarlatina

scar·la·ti·nal, scar·la·ti·nous [skahr-luh-tee-nuhs, skahr-lat-n-uhs], /ˌskɑr ləˈti nəs, skɑrˈlæt n əs/, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use scarlatina in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for scarlatina

scarlatina
/ (ˌskɑːləˈtiːnə) /

noun
the technical name for scarlet fever

Derived forms of scarlatina

scarlatinal, adjective

Word Origin for scarlatina

C19: from New Latin, from Italian scarlattina, diminutive of scarlatto scarlet
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for scarlatina

scarlatina
[ skär′lə-tēnə ]

n.
scarlet fever

Other words from scarlatina

scar′la•tinal adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK