Dictionary > Erythema

Erythema

Definition
noun, plural: erythemas
Abnormal reddening of the skin, especially due to capillary dilation and congestion.
Supplement
The occurrence of erythema often indicates inflammation or infection. It may also be caused by sunburn, chemical irritation, waxing and plucking of hairs, allergies, exercise, etc.
Word origin: Greek eruthēma, from eruthainein, to redden, be red, from eruthros, red.
Related forms: erythematous (adjective)
Related terms:

  • Erythema nodosum
  • Symptomatic erythema
  • Erythema dose
  • Acrodynic erythema
  • Scarlatiniform erythema
  • Erythema exfoliativa
  • Erythema ab igne
  • Erythema bullosum
  • Macular erythema


You will also like...

Hormone Production
Hormone Production

Hormones are chemical messengers produced by specialized glands and they were produced by switching on the genes designe..

Endemic Flora of New Zealand
New Zealand’s Unique Flora

If New Zealand has lots of unique animals, it's also got a whole lot of unique plants. Find out more about some of them,..

Hominid
The Hominids

The hominid family diversified from the apes around 6 to 8 million years ago. Since then, the evolutionary path has prov..

"Opabinia regalis"
The Evolutionary Development of Multicellular Organisms

Multicellular organisms evolved. The first ones were likely in the form of sponges. Multicellularity led to the evolutio..

DNA molecule
Genetic Control – On and Off Genes

Genes are the blueprint of our bodies, a blueprint that creates a variety of proteins essential to any organism's surviv..

green leaf - close up view
Leaves

Leaves are the major photosynthetic organ of a plant. Apart from that, they are also crucial to water movement. In this ..