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- adj. Of or pertaining to scarlet fever.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or of the nature of scarlatina or scarlet fever.
I found him with all the symptoms of typhus, and scarcely any of scarlatina, except the tongue, which seemed to struggle between a typhoid and scarlatinous appearance, but soon took all the form and color of the former.
In order to draw the eruption towards the skin -- provided there be any of the scarlatinous poison in his system, -- I tried a few packs, but without avail.
THE AMMONIUM CARBONICUM, recommended by Peart,  has been considered by many as a specific capable of neutralizing the scarlatinous poison, whilst others have used it only as a powerful tonic in torpid cases.