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erythrasma

Pronunciation: er-i-thraz'ma

Definition: An eruption of well-circumscribed reddish brown patches, in the axillae and groins especially, due to the presence of Corynebacterium minutissimum in the stratum corneum.

[G. erythraino, to redden]

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