from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An acute contagious disease caused by a hemolytic streptococcus, occurring predominantly among children and characterized by a scarlet skin eruption and high fever. Also called scarlatina.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A streptococcal infection, mainly occurring among children, and characterized by a red skin rash, sore throat and fever.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a contagious febrile disease characterized by inflammation of the fauces and a scarlet rash, appearing usually on the second day, and ending in desquamation about the sixth or seventh day.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an acute communicable disease (usually in children) characterized by fever and a red rash
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