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erythema (n.)

medical Latin, from Greek erythema "a redness on the skin; a blush; redness," from erythainein "to become red," from erythros "red" (from PIE root *reudh- "red, ruddy"). Related: Erythematous.

updated on April 26, 2017

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Definitions of erythema from WordNet

erythema (n.)
abnormal redness of the skin resulting from dilation of blood vessels (as in sunburn or inflammation);
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