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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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After diving, his wife noticed rubescence in his left eye.
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).