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roseola

Pronunciation: ro-ze-o'la, ro-ze'o-la

Definition: A symmetric eruption of small, closely aggregated patches of rose-red color caused by human herpesvirus-6.

Synonym(s): macular erythema

[Mod. L. dim. of L. roseus, rosy]

See Also: exanthema subitum

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