Petechia Definition

pə-tēkē-ə
petechiae
noun
A small hemorrhagic spot in the skin, mucous membrane, etc.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
stigma

Other Word Forms of Petechia

Noun

Singular:
petechia
Plural:
petechiae

Origin of Petechia

  • New Latin from Italian petecchie pl. of petecchia spot on skin perhaps from Vulgar Latin petīcula short for impetīcula diminutive of Latin impetīx impetīc- variant of impetīgō impetigo

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Modern Latin, from Italian petecchie "˜skin eruptions', from a popular Latin diminutive of Latin petigo "˜scab, eruption', itself from impetÄ«go.

    From Wiktionary

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