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strophulus

[ strof-yuh-luhs ]
/ ˈstrɒf yə ləs /
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noun Pathology.

a papular eruption of the skin, especially in infants, occurring in several forms and usually harmless.

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Origin of strophulus

1800–10; <New Latin <Greek stróph(os) “twine” + Latin -ulus -ule
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Medical definitions for strophulus

strophulus
[ strŏfyə-ləs ]

n.

heat rash
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