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petechia

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noun pe·te·chia \pə-ˈtē-kē-ə\

Definition of petechia

plural pe·te·chi·aeplay \-kē-ˌī\

  1. :  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 play \-kē-əl\ adjective


Origin of petechia

New Latin, from Italian petecchia, ultimately from Latin impetigo


First Known Use: circa 1784


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petechia

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noun pe·te·chia \pə-ˈtē-kē-ə\

Medical Definition of petechia

plural pe·te·chi·ae \-kē-ˌī\play

  1. :  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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