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tetter

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noun tet·ter \ˈte-tər\

Definition of tetter

  1. :  any of various vesicular skin diseases (as ringworm, eczema, and herpes)



Origin and Etymology of tetter

Middle English teter, from Old English; akin to Old High German zittaroh tetter, Sanskrit dadru leprosy, dṛṇāti he tears — more at tear


First Known Use: before 12th century


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