petechia

noun pe·te·chia \ pə-ˈtē-kē-ə \

Definition of petechia

plural petechiae play \pə-ˈtē-kē-ˌī\
:a minute reddish or purplish spot containing blood that appears in skin or mucous membrane as a result of localized hemorrhage

petechial

play \pə-ˈtē-kē-əl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of petechia

New Latin, from Italian petecchia, ultimately from Latin impetigo


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petechia

noun pe·te·chia \ pə-ˈtē-kē-ə \

medical Definition of petechia

plural petechiae play \-kē-ˌī\
: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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