exanthema subitum exanthema su·bi·tum (sōō’bĭ-təm)
A viral disease affecting infants and young children, characterized by a fever that lasts several days and a spotty rash that appears shortly after the fever has subsided. Also called roseola infantum, sixth disease.
[eg-zan-thee-muh, ek-san-] /ˌɛg zænˈθi mə, ˌɛk sæn-/ noun, plural exanthemata [eg-zan-them-uh-tuh, -thee-muh-] /ˌɛg zænˈθɛm ə tə, -ˈθi mə-/ (Show IPA), exanthemas. 1. . /ˌɛksænˈθiːmə/ noun (pl) -themata (-ˈθiːmətə), -themas, -thems 1. a skin eruption or rash occurring as a symptom in a disease such as measles or scarlet fever exanthema ex·an·the·ma (ěg’zān-thē’mə) or ex·an·them (ĭg-zān’thəm) […]
[eg-zan-thuh m, ig-, ek-san-] /ɛgˈzæn θəm, ɪg-, ɛkˈsæn-/ noun, Pathology. 1. an eruptive disease, especially one attended with fever, as smallpox or measles.
[eg-zap-tey-shuh n, ek-sap-] /ˌɛg zæpˈteɪ ʃən, ˌɛk sæp-/ noun, Biology. 1. a process in which a feature acquires a function that was not acquired through natural selection. 2. a feature having a function for which it was not originally adapted or selected. 3. a morphological or physiological feature that predisposes an organism to adapt to […]