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Related to rubefaction: rubefacient, anaphylaxis


Producing redness, as of the skin.
A substance that irritates the skin, causing redness.

[Latin rubefaciēns, rubefacient-, present participle of rubefacere, to make red : rubeus, red; see reudh- in Indo-European roots + facere, to make; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

ru′be·fac′tion (-făk′shən) n.
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This sequence is characteristic of the layering of combustion effects within a localized hearth: a layer of basal sediment rubefaction, a layer of carbonization, and a layer of calcination (Wattez in press).