Definition of erythrism in English:


Syllabification: e·ryth·rism
Pronunciation: /ˈerəˌTHrizəm, iˈriTH-


A congenital condition of abnormal redness in an animal’s fur, plumage, or skin.
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  • Occurrences of erythrism have been reported near this Pennsylvania site in southwestern New York and northeastern Ohio.
  • Mr. Rowan believed that these eggs were unique and represented the first recorded case of erythrism in crow's eggs.
  • Neither erythrism nor melanism seems to occur in eastern birds, but cases of nearly, or quite, perfect albinism have been reported.


late 19th century: from Greek eruthros 'red' + -ism.

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