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erythema

[er-uh-thee-muh] /ˌɛr əˈθi mə/
noun, Pathology
1.
abnormal redness of the skin due to local congestion, as in inflammation.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; < Neo-Latin < Greek, equivalent to eryth(rós) red + -ēma noun suffix
Related forms
erythematic
[er-uh-thi-mat-ik] /ˌɛr ə θɪˈmæt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
erythematous
[er-uh-them-uh-tuh s, ‐thee-muh‐] /ˌɛr əˈθɛm ə təs, ‐ˈθi mə‐/ (Show IPA),
erythemic, erythemal, adjective
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Examples for erythema
  • His skin was as gray as wet concrete, except for the radiation erythema inflaming the skin around his eyes and nose.
British Dictionary definitions for erythema

erythema

/ˌɛrɪˈθiːmə/
noun
1.
(pathol) redness of the skin, usually occurring in patches, caused by irritation or injury to the tissue
Derived Forms
erythematic (ˌɛrɪθɪˈmætɪk), erythematous (ˌɛrɪˈθiːmətəs), erythemal, adjective
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin, from Greek eruthēma, from eruthros red
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Word Origin and History for erythema
n.

medical Latin, from Greek erithema, from erythainein "to become red," from erythros "red" (see red (1)). Related: Erythematous.

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erythema in Medicine

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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