from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A severe inflammatory eruption of the skin and mucous membranes, usually occurring after an infection, with malignancy, or as an allergic reaction to drugs or other substances.
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- noun medicine A
life-threateningcondition affecting the skinin which cell deathcauses the epidermisto separate from the dermis.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[After Albert Mason Stevens, (1884–1945) and Frank Chambliss Johnson, (1894–1934), American pediatricians.]
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