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- noun An acute contagious disease caused by a hemolytic streptococcus, occurring predominantly among children and characterized by a scarlet skin eruption and high fever.
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- noun pathology A
streptococcalinfection, mainly occurring among children, and characterized by a red skin rash, sore throat and fever.
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- noun an acute communicable disease (usually in children) characterized by fever and a red rash
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