Definition of Roseola

1. Noun. Any red eruption of the skin.

Exact synonyms: Efflorescence, Rash, Skin Rash
Generic synonyms: Eruption
Specialized synonyms: Heat Rash, Miliaria, Prickly Heat, Hives, Nettle Rash, Urticaria, Urtication

Definition of Roseola

1. n. A rose-colored efflorescence upon the skin, occurring in circumscribed patches of little or no elevation and often alternately fading and reviving; also, an acute specific disease which is characterized by an eruption of this character; -- called also rose rash.

Definition of Roseola

1. Noun. (pathology) Any rosy rash that occurs with various fevers, especially that occurring with a mild disease of early infancy that resembles measles. ¹

2. Noun. (disease) German measles. ¹

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Definition of Roseola

1. a rose-colored skin rash [n -S] : ROSEOLAR [adj]

Medical Definition of Roseola

1. Also called baby measles. This is a nonserious but common childhood viral infection that starts with a high fever and swollen lymph glands. After 24 hours, the fever breaks and the child develops a red rash on the neck and trunk. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roseola

rosenmuller's organ
rosenzweig picture-frustration study
roseola (current term)
roseola infantilis
roseola infantum
roseolovirus infections

Literary usage of Roseola

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1. The ABCs of Safe & Healthy Child Care: A Handbook for Child Care Providers by Cynthia M. Hale, Jacqueline A. Polder (2000)
"roseola in the Child Care Setting roseola (exanthem subitum) is caused by a ... However, other complications of roseola are rare. roseola is spread from ..."

2. On diseases of the skin: A System of Cutaneous Medicine by Erasmus Wilson (1868)
"roseola CORYMBOSA' (Plate VII. E) is the roseola infantilis a festiva of Willan, the false measles, or rubeola notha, of other write but as the exanthem, ..."

3. A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of Children by John Forsyth Meigs (1877)
"By Duhring, roseola is included under the general term of E roseola is of rather ... There are three forms of the disease met with in childre roseola ..."

4. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1857)
"Sometimes this variety of roseola bears a close resemblance to the rash of scarlet fever and if not on your guard you may make the mistake I once made, ..."

5. The Diseases of Children by Fleetwood Churchill (1856)
"570 roseola. finer than the preceding, that we arrive at the reddened and inflamed surface of the scalp, which is somewhat depressed. ..."

6. The Principles and Practice of Dermatology: Designed for Students and by William Allen Pusey (1907)
"Occasionally idiopathic roseola is well defined and as widely distributed as the eruptions of measles and scarlet fever, and closely simulates in its ..."

7. A Practical Manual of the Diseases of Children, with a Formulary. by Edward Ellis (1879)
"roseola sometimes precedes variola, scarlatina and rubeola; it then shows itself chiefly at the joint flexures. I have more than once seen a child affected ..."

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