scarlatina

[ skahr-luh-tee-nuh ]
/ ˌskɑr ləˈti nə /

noun Pathology.

Origin of scarlatina

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

Related forms

scar·la·ti·nal, scar·la·ti·nous [skahr-luh-tee-nuh s, skahr-lat-n-uh s] /ˌskɑr ləˈti nəs, skɑrˈlæt n əs/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for scarlatinal

scarlatina

/ (ˌskɑːləˈtiːnə) /

noun

the technical name for scarlet fever

Derived Forms

scarlatinal, adjective

Word Origin for scarlatina

C19: from New Latin, from Italian scarlattina, diminutive of scarlatto scarlet
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Medicine definitions for scarlatinal

scarlatina

[ skär′lə-tēnə ]

n.

scarlet fever

Related forms

scar′la•tinal adj.
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