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scarlatina Syllabification: scar·la·ti·na
Pronunciation: /ˌskärləˈtēnə/
(also scarletina)

Definition of scarlatina in English:


Another term for scarlet fever.
Example sentences
  • Such illnesses as flu, measles, scarlatina and type A hepatitis are most likely to strike during the period.
  • Occurrence of tonsillopharyngitis, scarlatina and rheumatic fever was analyzed and GAS carrier status in healthy children was examined over a 9-yr period from 1991 to 1999.
  • They were liable to pneumonia, respiratory, and tubercular diseases but were comparatively exempt from malaria, diphtheria, and scarlatina.


Early 19th century: modern Latin, from Italian scarlattina (feminine), based on scarlatto 'scarlet'.

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