from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Redness of the skin caused by dilatation and congestion of the capillaries, often a sign of inflammation or infection.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Abnormal redness and inflammation of the skin, due to vasodilation.
- n. Skin redness from sunburn or chemical irritation
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A disease of the skin, in which a diffused inflammation forms rose-colored patches of variable size.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A superficial redness of some portion of the skin; specifically, in pathology, such a redness, varying in extent and form, which may be attended with more general disorder.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. abnormal redness of the skin resulting from dilation of blood vessels (as in sunburn or inflammation)
Greek eruthēma, from eruthainein, to redden, be red, from eruthros, red; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἐρύθημα (erythema, "a redness or flush on the skin"), from ..., from ἐρυθρός (erythrós, "red") (Wiktionary)