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Turning red; reddening.

[Latin rubēscēns, rubēscent-, present participle of rubēscere, to grow red, inchoative of rubēre, to be red; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.]

ru·bes′cence n.


1. the state, condition, quality, or process of becoming or being red.
2. a blush.
3. the act of blushing. — rubescent, adj.
See also: Color, Complexion
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in auricular chondritis, that the earlobe is not affected and existence of one or two sided fulminant rubescence, sensitivity and oedema on external ear cartilaginous tissue are salient (3).