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pinta

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noun pin·ta \ˈpin-tə, -ˌtä\

Definition of pinta

  1. :  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 and Etymology of pinta

American Spanish, from Spanish, spot, mark, from Vulgar Latin *pincta


First Known Use: 1825


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pinta

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noun pin·ta \ˈpīn-tə\

Definition of pinta

British

  1. :  a pint of milk

Origin and Etymology of pinta

pint + -a (as in cuppa)


First Known Use: 1959


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pinta

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noun pin·ta \ˈpint-ə, ˈpin-ˌtä\

Medical Definition of pinta

  1. :  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


Learn More about pinta

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of pinta Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about pinta


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