roseola(redirected from Roseola poorly characterised virus)
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A rose-colored skin rash, sometimes occurring with diseases such as measles, syphilis, or scarlet fever.
[New Latin, from diminutive of Latin roseus, rosy, from rosa, rose.]
1. (Pathology) a feverish condition of young children that lasts for some five days during the last two of which the patient has a rose-coloured rash. It is caused by the human herpes virus
2. (Pathology) any red skin eruption or rash
[C19: from New Latin, diminutive of Latin roseus rosy]
ro•se•o•la(roʊˈzi ə lə, ˌroʊ ziˈoʊ lə)
1. a rose-colored rash occurring in various febrile diseases.
[1810–20; < New Latin, = Latin rose(us) rose-colored + -ola -ole1]
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|Noun||1.||roseola - any red eruption of the skin |
eruption - symptom consisting of a breaking out and becoming visible