Definition of erythema in English:


Pronunciation /ˌerəˈTHēmə/ /ˌɛrəˈθimə/

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  • Superficial reddening of the skin, usually in patches, as a result of injury or irritation causing dilatation of the blood capillaries.

    ‘Local irritation, erythema, ulceration, and tenderness were common reactions.’
    • ‘Early application of topical steroids is useful to limit erythema and pruritus.’
    • ‘The only adverse effects of therapy were transient skin erythema and local hair loss in three irradiated patients.’
    • ‘For people with light skin, any erythema should be a signal for intervention and monitoring.’
    • ‘The most common side effects are acne, erythema, and burning and stinging of the skin.’
    spots, skin eruption, breakout


Late 18th century from Greek eruthēma, from eruthainein ‘be red’, from eruthros ‘red’.