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Definition of scarlet fever:

  1. A dangerous and very contagious fever, especially to the young- so called from the crimsonred patches on the skin, which are characteristic of it; also called scarlatina.

Synonyms:

avian flu, AIDS, chlamydia, bird flu, chickenpox, black lung, amoebic dysentery, bubonic plague, bilharzia, scarlatina, the Black Death.