EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Pathology a contagious febrile disease caused by streptococci and characterized by a scarlet eruption. Origin of scarlet fever
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scarlet fever in Medicine n. An acute contagious disease caused by a hemolytic streptococcus, occurring predominantly among children and characterized by a scarlet skin eruption and high fever. scarlatina
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A severe acute infectious disease caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pyogenes, occurring mainly in children, and marked by high fever, sore throat and a red skin rash.
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