erythema

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An erythema

EtymologyEdit

From New Latin erythēma, from Ancient Greek ἐρύθημα (erúthēma, a redness or flush on the skin), from ἐρυθρός (eruthrós, red)

NounEdit

erythema (countable and uncountable, plural erythemas or erythemata)

  1. Abnormal redness and inflammation of the skin, due to vasodilation.
  2. Skin redness from sunburn or chemical irritation

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