erythrism


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Related to erythrism: Xanthochromism

er·y·thrism

 (ĕr′ə-thrĭz′əm)
n.
Unusual red pigmentation, as of hair or plumage.

er′y·thris′mal (-thrĭz′məl) adj.

erythrism

(ɪˈrɪθrɪzəm)
n
(Pathology) abnormal red coloration, as in plumage or hair
erythrismal adj

e•ryth•rism

(ɪˈrɪθ rɪz əm, ˈɛr əˌθrɪz əm)

n.
abnormal redness, as of plumage or hair.
[1885–90; < Greek erythr(ós) red + -ism]
er`y•thris′mal, er`y•thris′tic (-ˈθrɪs tɪk) adj.

erythrism

a redness of beard and hair and ruddiness of complexion. — erythristic, erythrismal, adj.
See also: Complexion
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