A rash. The word “exanthem” comes from the Greek “exanthema” which means “a breaking out.” “Anthos” in Greek is “a flower,” particularly a flower blossom, so a child breaking out with an rash is likened to a flower bursting into bloom.
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SYN: exanthema.

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ex·an·them eg-'zan(t)-thəm, 'ek-.san-.them or ex·an·the·ma .eg-.zan-'thē-mə n, pl -thems also -them·a·ta .eg-.zan-'them-ət-ə or -themas an eruptive disease (as measles) or its symptomatic eruption
ex·an·them·a·tous .eg-.zan-'them-ət-əs or ex·an·the·mat·ic -.zan-thə-'mat-ik adj

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a rash or eruption, such as that occurring in measles. Exanthem subitum is another name for roseola (infantum).
exanthematous adj.

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ex·an·them (eg-zanґthəm) [Gr. exanthēma] 1. a disease in which skin eruptions or rashes are a prominent manifestation. Classically, six exanthems of childhood were described that had similar rashes, and were numbered in the order in which they were reported: first disease was measles; second disease was scarlet fever; third disease was rubella; fourth disease was found to be a mild type of scarlet fever; fifth disease was erythema infectiosum; and sixth disease was exanthema subitum. Only the last two designations are still used. 2. rash.

Medical dictionary. 2011.


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  • Exanthem — Ex*an them, n. Same as {Exanthema}. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Exanthēm — (v. gr.), 1) Hautausschlag; 2) bes. die glatten Hautausschläge. Daher Exanthematische Krankheiten, Krankheiten mit einem Hautausschlage als Hauptsymptom; Exanthematolŏgie, Lehre von den Ausschlägen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Exanthēm — (griech.), das »Aufblühen«, daher der Ausschlag, eine schon bei Hippokrates gebräuchliche Bezeichnung für einen roten fleckigen Hautausschlag; auch krankhafte Erscheinung an der Oberfläche von Pflanzen; s. Ausschlag. Exanthematisch, mit… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Exanthem — Exanthēm (grch.), Blüte, Ausschlag, Hautkrankheit; exanthemātisch, mit Hautausschlag verbunden …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Exanthem — Exanthem,das:⇨Hautausschlag …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • exanthem — [eks΄an thē′mə] n. pl. exanthemas or exanthematas [ek΄santhem′ə təz, ek΄santhē′mətəzeks an′thəm] n. [< LL exanthema < Gr exanthēma, efflorescence, eruption < exanthein, to bloom < ex , out + anthein, to flower < anthos: see ANTHO ] …   English World dictionary

  • Exanthem — ICD9 = ICD9|034, ICD9|055 ICD9|057, ICD9|782.1 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D005076 An exanthem (from Greek exanthema , a breaking out [cite web |url=http://www.medicinenet.com/roseola/glossary.htm… …   Wikipedia

  • Exanthem — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 R21 Hautausschlag und sonstige unspezifische Hauteruptionen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Exanthem — Hautausschlag * * * Ex|an|them 〈n. 11; Med.〉 Hautausschlag [<grch. exanthema „das Aufgeblühte“; zu anthos „Blume, Blüte“] * * * Ex|an|them, das; s, e [lat. exanthema < griech. exánthēma, eigtl. = das Aufgeblühte, zu: exantheĩn = aufblühen] …   Universal-Lexikon

  • exanthem — n. a rash or eruption, such as that occurring in measles. Exanthem subitum is another name for roseola (infantum). Derivatives: exanthematous adj …   The new mediacal dictionary

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