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
Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. , fr. to redden, fr. 'eryqro`s red.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
er-i-thē′ma, n. a name applied to certain skin diseases, but scarcely used by any two writers in exactly the same sense.—adjs. Erythemat′ic, Erythem′atous. [Gr.,—erythainein, to redden—erythros, red.]
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.
The numerical value of erythema in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of erythema in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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