- a skin eruption or rash occurring in certain infectious diseases, as measles
- an infectious disease characterized by such eruptions
Origin of exanthem; from Late Latin exanthema ; from Classical Greek exanth?ma, efflorescence, eruption ; from exanthein, to bloom ; from ex-, out + anthein, to flower ; from anthos: see antho-
pl. -·mas or -·ma·ta
(countable and uncountable, plural exanthems)
- A widespread rash usually occurring in children.