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petechia Explained

petechia at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(pl) petechiae

Petechia at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Petechiae \Pe*tech"i*[ae]\, n. pl.; sing. {Petechia}. [NL., fr.
LL. peteccia; cf. F. p['e]t['e]chie, It. petecchia, Sp.
petequia, Gr. ? a label, plaster.] (Med.)
Small crimson, purple, or livid spots, like flea-bites, due
to extravasation of blood, which appear on the skin in
malignant fevers, etc.

petechia at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

petechia
n : a minute red or purple spot on the surface of the skin as
the result of tiny hemorrhages of blood vessels in the
skin (as in typhoid fever)
[also: {petechiae} (pl)]

petechia at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedia » petechiae|Petechia

English

Etymology

Modern Latin, from Italian petecchie ‘skin eruptions’, from a popular Latin diminutive of Latin petigo ‘scab, eruption’, itself from Inter: term » impetigo|impetīgo|lang=la.

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /pɪˈtiːkɪə/

Noun

Inter: en-noun » petechi|ae
  • a small spot, especially on an organ, caused by bleeding underneath the skin
    1. :* 1973: It is scurvy. All my authorities agree – weakness, diffused muscular pain, petechia, tender gums, ill breath – and M’Alister has no doubt of it. — Patrick O’Brian, HMS Surprise

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » a small spot, especially on an organ, caused by bleeding underneath the skin

  • Russian: петехия {{f}}, точечное кровоизлияние {{n}}

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * petechial

    Anagrams

    * epitheca
    Translation: pl » petechia
    Translation: ru » petechia
    Translation: ta » petechia
    Translation: vi » petechia
    Translation: zh » petechia