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n. pl. stroph·u·li (-lē)
A disease, especially common among children, sometimes associated with intestinal disturbances and characterized by a papular eruption of the skin. Also called red gum2.
[New Latin, from Greek strophos, twisted cord, from strephein, to turn; see streb(h)- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Pathology) a type of skin inflammation found mostly in small children
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