noun Pathology.
a mild form of scarlet fever.

1795–1805; < Neo-Latin (febris) scarlatina scarlet fever, derivative of Medieval Latin scarlata scarlet (cloth); see scarlet, -ine1

scarlatinal, scarlatinous [skahr-luh-tee-nuhs, skahr-lat-n-uhs] , adjective Unabridged
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scarlatina (ˌskɑːləˈtiːnə)
the technical name for scarlet fever
[C19: from New Latin, from Italian scarlattina, diminutive of scarlattoscarlet]

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Word Origin & History

1803, from Mod.L. scarlatina (Sydenham, 1676), from It. scarlattina (Lancelotti, 1527), fem. of scarlattino (adj.), dim. of scarlatto "scarlet" (see scarlet). It is a synonym for scarlet fever, not a milder form of it.
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scarlatina scar·la·ti·na (skär'lə-tē'nə)
See scarlet fever.

scar'la·ti'nal adj.
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Three had generalized rash, which in one patient clinically resembled scarlatina.
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