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Pronunciation: e-rith'ro-der'ma

Definition: A nonspecific designation for intense and usually widespread reddening of the skin from dilation of blood vessels, often preceding, or associated with exfoliation.

Synonym(s): erythrodermatitis

[erythro- + G. derma, skin]

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