erythrism


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erythrism

 [ĕ-rith´rizm]
redness of the hair and beard with a ruddy complexion. adj., adj erythris´tic.

erythrism

(ĕr′ə-thrĭz′əm)
n.
Unusual red pigmentation, as of hair or plumage.

er′y·thris′mal (-thrĭz′məl) adj.

er·y·thrism

(er'i-thrizm)
Redness of the hair with a ruddy, freckled complexion.
[G. erythros, red]

erythrism

a condition marked by unusual red pigmentation of skin or hair.
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Ramsay, editor of The Georgia Blister and Critic, speculated that "the mulatto is more subject to nervous disorders than the negro, and he possesses constitutional erythrism which is difficult to encounter, and hard to control, in disease." Ramsay further asserted that "the mulatto is less robust, more delicate, punier, and more capricious than the Negro." Southerners commonly complained that mulattoes lacked the stamina to labor in the heat of the South, unlike pure blacks.