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contagious ecthyma

noun, Veterinary Pathology
1.

ecthyma

[ek-thuh-muh, ek-thahy-] /ˈɛk θə mə, ɛkˈθaɪ-/
noun, Veterinary Pathology
1.
a contagious viral disease of sheep and goats and occasionally of humans, marked by vesicular and pustular lesions on the lips.
Also called contagious ecthyma, sore mouth.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Greek ékthȳma pustule, equivalent to ek- ec- + thȳ́(ein) to be angry + -ma noun suffix
Related forms
ecthymatous
[ek-thim-uh-tuh s, -thahy-muh-] /ɛkˈθɪm ə təs, -ˈθaɪ mə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for contagious-ecthyma

contagious ecthyma

noun
1.
the technical name for orf

ecthyma

/ˈɛkθɪmə/
noun
1.
(pathol) a local inflammation of the skin characterized by flat ulcerating pustules
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek ekthuma pustule, from ekthuein to break out, from ek- out + thuein to seethe
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contagious-ecthyma in Medicine

ecthyma ec·thy·ma (ěk-thī'mə)
n.
A pyogenic infection of the skin due to staphylococci or streptococci and characterized by adherent crusts beneath which ulceration occurs.

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Encyclopedia Article for contagious-ecthyma

contagious ecthyma

viral disease of sheep and goats. Blisters, pustules, ulcers, and scabs form on the lips especially but also on the face and ears. In severe cases sores form inside the mouth. Infections occur in the spring and summer and heal in about a month. Humans who work around the sheep sometimes become infected

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