ecthyma

noun

ec·​thy·​ma ek-ˈthī-mə How to pronounce ecthyma (audio)
1
: a cutaneous eruption marked by large flat pustules that have a hardened base surrounded by inflammation, heal with pigmented scar formation, and occur especially on the lower legs
2
: sore mouth of sheep
ecthymatous adjective

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“Ecthyma.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ecthyma. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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