Definition of exanthema in English:

exanthema

Pronunciation: /ɪkˈsanθɪmə//ˌɛksanˈθiːmə/

noun

Medicine
  • A skin rash accompanying a disease or fever:

    [mass noun] ‘other symptoms are allergic contact dermatitis and generalized exanthema’
    [count noun] ‘the diagnosis of the common exanthemata’
    • ‘Other childhood infections such as herpetic stomatitis, exanthema subitum, and chickenpox also seemed protective.’
    • ‘Roseola, or exanthema subitum, is caused by human herpesvirus 6.’
    • ‘A 33-year-old man presented with a generalized pruritic skin exanthema that had been present for 1 day.’
    • ‘A paste made of the plant with cloves, sandalwood, musk and rose-water is stated to be effective in curing exanthemata.’
    • ‘In immunocompromised patients HHV - 6 causes opportunistic infections and is the causative agent of exanthema subitum.’
    spots, skin eruption, breakout
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Origin

Mid 17th century: via late Latin from Greek exanthēma eruption, from ex- out + antheein to blossom (from anthos flower).

Pronunciation:

exanthema

/ɪkˈsanθɪmə//ˌɛksanˈθiːmə/