petechia

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Modern Latin, from Italian petecchie ‘skin eruptions’, from a popular Latin diminutive of Latin petigo ‘scab, eruption’, itself from impetīgo.

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petechia (plural petechiae)

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

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