ecthyma

ecthyma

[ek-thuh-muh, ek-thahy-]
noun Veterinary Pathology.
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:
1825–35; < Greek ékthȳma pustule, equivalent to ek- ec- + thȳ́(ein) to be angry + -ma noun suffix

ecthymatous [ek-thim-uh-tuhs, -thahy-muh-] , adjective
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ecthyma (ˈɛkθɪmə)
 
n
pathol a local inflammation of the skin characterized by flat ulcerating pustules
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek ekthuma pustule, from ekthuein to break out, from ek- out + thuein to seethe]

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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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