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ecthyma (countable and uncountable, plural ecthymas or ecthymata)

  1. An ulcerative pyoderma of the skin, caused by bacteria.
    • 2007 July 7, Kim Severson, “Rounded Up in the City, Then Coddled in Style”, in New York Times[1]:
      Lucky Lady is in isolation for a couple of weeks, trying to shake a case of contagious ecthyma, or sore mouth, a condition Ms. Coston described as lamb herpes.

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