Definitions for erythemaˌɛr əˈθi mə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
er•y•the•maˌɛr əˈθi mə(n.)
abnormal redness of the skin due to local congestion, as in inflammation.
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
abnormal redness of the skin resulting from dilation of blood vessels (as in sunburn or inflammation)
Abnormal redness and inflammation of the skin, due to vasodilation.
Skin redness from sunburn or chemical irritation
a disease of the skin, in which a diffused inflammation forms rose-colored patches of variable size
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
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
Redness of the skin produced by congestion of the capillaries. This condition may result from a variety of causes.
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