strophulus

strophulus

[strof-yuh-luhs]
noun Pathology.
a papular eruption of the skin, especially in infants, occurring in several forms and usually harmless.
Also called red gum, tooth rash.


Origin:
1800–10; < Neo-Latin < Greek stróph(os) twine + Latin -ulus -ule

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strophulus stroph·u·lus (strŏf'yə-ləs)
n.
See heat rash.

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