Definitions for exanthemaˌɛg zænˈθi mə, ˌɛk sæn-; -ˈθɛm ə tə, -ˈθi mə-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ex•an•the•maˌɛg zænˈθi mə, ˌɛk sæn-; -ˈθɛm ə tə, -ˈθi mə-(n.)(pl.)-the•ma•ta; -the•mas.
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Origin of exanthema:
exanthem, exanthema, skin eruption(noun)
eruption on the skin occurring as a symptom of a disease
an efflorescence or discoloration of the skin; an eruption or breaking out, as in measles, smallpox, scarlatina, and the like diseases; -- sometimes limited to eruptions attended with fever
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Diseases in which skin eruptions or rashes are a prominent manifestation. Classically, six such diseases were described with similar rashes; they were numbered in the order in which they were reported. Only the fourth (Duke's disease), fifth (ERYTHEMA INFECTIOSUM), and sixth (EXANTHEMA SUBITUM) numeric designations survive as occasional synonyms in current terminology.