Definitions for erythemaˌɛr əˈθi mə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

er•y•the•maˌɛr əˈθi mə(n.)

  1. abnormal redness of the skin due to local congestion, as in inflammation.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of erythema:

1760–70; < NL < Gk, =eryth(rós) red +-ēma n. suffix

er`y•them′a•tous-ˈθɛm ə təs, -ˈθi mə-(adj.)er`y•the′mic

Princeton's WordNet

  1. erythema(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. erythema(Noun)

    Abnormal redness and inflammation of the skin, due to vasodilation.

  2. erythema(Noun)

    Skin redness from sunburn or chemical irritation

Webster Dictionary

  1. Erythema(noun)

    a disease of the skin, in which a diffused inflammation forms rose-colored patches of variable size

Freebase

  1. Erythema

    Erythema is redness of the skin, caused by hyperemia of the capillaries in the lower layers of the skin. It occurs with any skin injury, infection, or inflammation. Examples of erythema not associated with pathology include nervous blushes.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Erythema

    a medical term used loosely to designate a diseased condition of the skin; characterised by a scarlet or dark-red rash or eruption, distinct from erysipelas.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Erythema

    Redness of the skin produced by congestion of the capillaries. This condition may result from a variety of causes.

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