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scarlatina

[skahr-luh-tee-nuh] /ˌskɑr ləˈti nə/
noun, Pathology
2.
a mild form of scarlet fever.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; < Neo-Latin (febris) scarlatina scarlet fever, derivative of Medieval Latin scarlata scarlet (cloth); see scarlet, -ine1
Related forms
scarlatinal, scarlatinous
[skahr-luh-tee-nuh s, skahr-lat-n-uh s] /ˌskɑr ləˈti nəs, skɑrˈlæt n əs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples for scarlatina
  • Three had generalized rash, which in one patient clinically resembled scarlatina.
British Dictionary definitions for scarlatina

scarlatina

/ˌskɑːləˈtiːnə/
noun
1.
the technical name for scarlet fever
Derived Forms
scarlatinal, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Italian scarlattina, diminutive of scarlattoscarlet
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Word Origin and History for scarlatina
n.

1803, from Modern Latin scarlatina (Sydenham, 1676), from Italian scarlattina (Lancelotti, 1527), fem. of scarlattino (adj.), diminutive of scarlatto "scarlet" (see scarlet). It is a synonym for scarlet fever, not a milder form of it. Related: Scarlattinal.

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scarlatina in Medicine

scarlatina scar·la·ti·na (skär'lə-tē'nə)
n.
See scarlet fever.


scar'la·ti'nal adj.
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