from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A mild viral disease occurring mainly in early childhood, characterized by fever, a rosy-red rash on the cheeks that often spreads to the trunk and limbs, and usually arthritis and malaise.
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- noun pathology The
manifestationas rashesof a particular viral infection.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From its being fifth in frequency of rash-producing childhood diseases.]
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Historically classified as the fifth of the classical childhood skin rashes or exanthems, after measles, scarlet fever, rubella, and Dukes' disease.
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