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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ek'zan-the'ma

Definition: A skin eruption occurring as a symptom of an acute viral or coccal disease, as in scarlet fever or measles.

Synonym(s): exanthem

[G. efflorescence, an eruption, fr. anthos, flower]

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