Ex`an*the"ma (?), n.; pl. Exanthemata (#). [L., fr. Gr., fr. to burst forth as flowers, break out, as ulcers; , , out + to bloom, flower: cf. F. exantheme.] Med.
An efflorescence or discoloration of the skin; an eruption or breaking out, as in measles, smallpox, scarlatina, and the like diseases; -- sometimes limited to eruptions attended with fever.
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