[ih-rith-riz-uh m, er-uh-thriz-uh m] /ɪˈrɪθ rɪz əm, ˈɛr əˌθrɪz əm/

abnormal redness, as of plumage or hair.
abnormal red coloration, as in plumage or hair

erythrism er·y·thrism (ěr’ə-thrĭz’əm)
Redness of the hair with a ruddy freckled complexion.
er’y·thris’tic (-thrĭs’tĭk) adj.


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