erythema

[er-uh-thee-muh]
noun Pathology.
abnormal redness of the skin due to local congestion, as in inflammation.

Origin:
1760–70; < Neo-Latin < Greek, equivalent to eryth(rós) red + -ēma noun suffix

erythematic [er-uh-thi-mat-ik] , erythematous [er-uh-them-uh-tuhs, thee-muh] , erythemic, erythemal, adjective
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erythema (ˌɛrɪˈθiːmə)
 
n
pathol redness of the skin, usually occurring in patches, caused by irritation or injury to the tissue
 
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek eruthēma, from eruthros red]
 
erythematic
 
adj
 
erythematous
 
adj
 
ery'themal
 
adj

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erythema
from Gk. erithema, from erythianein "to be red." Related: Erythematous.
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erythema er·y·the·ma (ěr'ə-thē'mə)
n.
Redness of the skin caused by dilatation and congestion of the capillaries, often a sign of inflammation or infection.


er'y·them'a·tous (-thěm'ə-təs, -thē'mə-) adj.
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His skin was as gray as wet concrete, except for the radiation erythema inflaming the skin around his eyes and nose.
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