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[roh-zee-uh-luh, roh-zee-oh-luh] /roʊˈzi ə lə, ˌroʊ ziˈoʊ lə/
noun, Pathology
a kind of rose-colored rash.
Origin of roseola
1810-20; < New Latin, equivalent to Latin rose(us) rose-colored + -ola -ole1
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roseolar, adjective Unabridged
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noun (pathol)
a feverish condition of young children that lasts for some five days during the last two of which the patient has a rose-coloured rash. It is caused by the human herpes virus
any red skin eruption or rash
Derived Forms
roseolar, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, diminutive of Latin roseus rosy
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roseola in Medicine

roseola ro·se·o·la (rō-zē'ə-lə, rō'zē-ō'lə)
A rose-colored skin rash, sometimes occurring with diseases such as measles, syphilis, or scarlet fever.

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