- Erythema is defined as abnormal redness on the surface of the skin usually caused by irritation or congestion of the capillaries.
Redness on the surface of your skin after your skin is infected is an example of erythema.
Origin: Modern Latin ; from Classical Greek erythēma ; from erythainein, to redden, blush ; from erythros, red
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Origin: Greek eruthēma, from eruthainein, to redden, be red, from eruthros, red; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.
- erˌy·themˈa·tous , erˌy·the·matˈic , erˌy·theˈmic adjective
erythema - Medical Definition
- erythematous adjective