Definition of erythrogenic in US English:

erythrogenic

adjective

Medicine
  • (of a bacterial toxin) causing inflammation and reddening of the skin.

    • ‘Most common between one and 10 years of age, scarlet fever usually follows an acute infection of the tonsils or skin by group A beta-hemolytic streptococci that produce an erythrogenic exotoxin.’
    • ‘The pyrogenic exotoxins, also known as erythrogenic toxins, are responsible for the rash of scarlet fever.’
    • ‘Investigators substantiated the role of erythrogenic toxins in the pathogenesis of scarlet fever by demonstrating that antitoxin antisera decreased both the morbidity and mortality associated with this disease.’
    causing inflammation, causing swelling
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Pronunciation

erythrogenic

/iˌriTHrəˈjenik/