pinta


1pin·ta

noun \ˈpin-tə, -ˌtä\

Definition of PINTA

:  a chronic skin disease that is endemic in tropical America, that occurs successively as an initial papule, a generalized eruption, and a patchy loss of pigment, and that is caused by a treponemal spirochete (Treponema careteum) morphologically indistinguishable from the causative agent of syphilis

Origin of PINTA

American Spanish, from Spanish, spot, mark, from Vulgar Latin *pincta
First Known Use: 1825

2pinta

noun \ˈpīn-tə\

Definition of PINTA

British
:  a pint of milk

Origin of PINTA

pint + -a (as in cuppa)
First Known Use: 1959

pin·ta

noun \ˈpint-ə, ˈpin-ˌtä\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PINTA

: a chronic skin disease that is endemic in tropical America, that occurs successively as an initial papule, a generalized eruption, and a patchy loss of pigment, and that is caused by a spirochete of the genus Treponema (T. careteum) morphologically indistinguishable from the causative agent of syphilis—called also mal del pinto, pinto

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