Petechiae : Definition


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Definitions of Petechiae

Pronunciation : Pe*tech"i*æ
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [NL., fr. LL. peteccia; cf. F. pétéchie, It. petecchia, Sp. petequia, Gr. (Med.)
Definition : Defn: Small crimson, purple, or livid spots, like flea-bites, due to extravasation of blood, which appear on the skin in malignant fevers, etc.

pl.; sing. Petechia (.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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