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Redness of the skin caused by dilatation and congestion of the capillaries, often a sign of inflammation or infection.

[Greek eruthēma, from eruthainein, to redden, be red, from eruthros, red; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.]

er′y·them′a·tous (-thĕm′ə-təs, -thē′mə-), er′y·the·mat′ic (-măt′ĭk), er′y·the′mic adj.


, erithematous
a. eritematoso-a, rel. al eritema.
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Otoscopy revealed an erythematic, ulcerative, nonbleeding, localized lesion in the anterosuperior area of the external auditory canal.
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