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 (rō-zē′ə-lə, rō′zē-ō′lə)
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.]

ro·se′o·lar adj.


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]
roˈseolar adj


(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]
ro•se′o•lar, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.roseola - any red eruption of the skinroseola - any red eruption of the skin  
eruption - symptom consisting of a breaking out and becoming visible
heat rash, miliaria, prickly heat - obstruction of the sweat ducts during high heat and humidity
hives, nettle rash, urticaria, urtication - an itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well-defined red margins; usually the result of an allergic response to insect bites or food or drugs


n. roséola, condición de la piel caracterizada por manchas rosáceas de varios tamaños.

roseola, roseola infantum

(form) n roseola, roséola (RAE), exantema súbito
References in periodicals archive ?
The virus, known as human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) causes roseola (also known as "sixth disease") and occasional seizures in infants as well as cognitive dysfunction and encephalitis in those with compromised immune systems.
x x Philodina roseola Ehrenberg, 1832 * Class Monogononta Cephalodella catellina (Muller, 1786) x Cephalodella elegans Myers, 1924 x Cephalodella forficula (Ehrenberg, 1838) x x Cephalodella gibba (Ehrenberg, 1830) x x Cephalodella gracilis (Ehrenberg, 1830) x Cephalodella intuta Myers, 1924 x x Cephalodella labiosa Wulfert, 1940 * x Cephalodella limosa Wulfert, 1937 x Cephalodella megalocephala (Glascott, x x 1893) Cephalodella tenuiseta (Burn, 1890) x x Cephalodella spp.
The herpes family includes not only herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2 and varicella-zoster virus, but also cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, human herpesvirus 6 (the cause of the childhood illness roseola infantum), and human herpesvirus 8 (the cause of Kaposi's sarcoma).
HHV-6 commonly manifests itself by age three in more than ninety percent of the world's population as roseola infantum, an illness characterized upper respiratory congestion, fever, febrile seizure, and rash.
Human herpesvirus 6 and HHV-7 are members of the roseola virus genus.
HHV-6 causes the common childhood infection roseola, marked by a chest rash and a high fever.
HHV-6 is known as a common cause of the childhood infection roseola, which manifests itself as a chest rash accompanied by a high fever.