Origin of impetigoClassical Latin from impetere, to attack: see impetus
Origin of impetigoMiddle English from Latin impetīgō from impetere to attack ; see impetus .
From Latin impetīgo, from impetĕre (literally “to rush upon, assail, attack”).
impetigo - Medical Definition
- im′pe·tig′e·nous (-tĭj′ə-nəs)