impetigo

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noun im·pe·ti·go \ ˌim-pə-ˈtē-(ˌ)gō , -ˈtī- \

Definition of impetigo

:an acute contagious staphylococcal or streptococcal skin disease characterized by vesicles, pustules, and yellowish crusts

Origin and Etymology of impetigo

Middle English, from Latin, from impetere to attack — more at impetus


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impetigo

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noun im·pe·ti·go \ ˌim-pə-ˈtē-(ˌ)gō , -ˈtī- \

medical Definition of impetigo

:an acute contagious staphylococcal or streptococcal skin disease characterized by vesicles, pustules, and yellowish crusts

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