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pinta

noun pin·ta \ˈpint-ə, ˈpin-ˌtä\

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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