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See also: pétéchial



New Latin petechialis, from petechia + -alis.


petechial ‎(comparative more petechial, superlative most petechial)

  1. (medicine) Characterised by, pertaining to, or resembling petechiae (small, nonraised haemorrhages on the skin).
    • 1750, John Huxham, chapter 8, in An Essay on Fevers:
      Of putrid, malignant, petechial Fevers.
    • 2001, M. W. Service, editor, Encyclopedia of Arthropod-transmitted Infections:
      Petechial haemorrhages may appear in the conjunctivae and ecchymotic haemorrhages on the ventral surface of the tongue.