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impetigo

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

Definition of IMPETIGO

:  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

impetigo

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

Medical Definition of IMPETIGO

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

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