Other Word Forms of Petechia
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.
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