petechia


pe·te·chia

noun \pə-ˈtē-kē-ə\
plural pe·te·chi·ae\-kē-ˌī\

Definition of PETECHIA

:  a minute reddish or purplish spot containing blood that appears in skin or mucous membrane as a result of localized hemorrhage
pe·te·chi·al \-kē-əl\ adjective

Origin of PETECHIA

New Latin, from Italian petecchia, ultimately from Latin impetigo
First Known Use: circa 1784

pe·te·chia

noun \pə-ˈtē-kē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural pe·te·chi·ae \-kē-ˌī\

Medical Definition of PETECHIA

: a minute reddish or purplish spot containing blood that appears in skin or mucous membrane as a result of localized hemorrhage

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