ex-anthem

exanthem

[eg-zan-thuhm, ig-, ek-san-]
noun Pathology.
an eruptive disease, especially one attended with fever, as smallpox or measles.

Origin:
1650–60; < Late Latin exanthēma < Greek exánthēma skin eruption, breaking forth, literally, a bursting into flower, equivalent to ex- ex-3 + anthē- (verbid stem of antheîn to blossom; see antho-) + -ma noun suffix

exanthematic [eg-zan-thuh-mat-ik, ek-san-] , exanthematous [eg-zan-them-uh-tuhs, ek-san-] , adjective
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exanthem

noun
eruption on the skin occurring as a symptom of a disease 
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