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impetigo

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noun im·pe·ti·go \ˌim-pə-ˈtē-(ˌ)gō, -ˈtī-\

Definition of impetigo

  1. :  an acute contagious staphylococcal or streptococcal skin disease characterized by vesicles, pustules, and yellowish crusts



Origin of impetigo

Middle English, from Latin, from impetere to attack — more at impetus


First Known Use: 14th century


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impetigo

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noun im·pe·ti·go \ˌim-pə-ˈtē-(ˌ)gō, -ˈtī-\

Medical Definition of impetigo

  1. :  an acute contagious staphylococcal or streptococcal skin disease characterized by vesicles, pustules, and yellowish crusts




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