impetiginous

impetigo

[im-pi-tahy-goh]
noun Pathology.
a contagious skin disease, especially of children, usually caused by streptococcal bacteria, marked by a superficial pustular eruption, particularly on the face.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin impetīgō, equivalent to impet(ere) to make for, attack (see impetus) + -īgō, as in vertīgō vertigo

impetiginous [im-pi-tij-uh-nuhs] , adjective
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impetigo (ˌɪmpɪˈtaɪɡəʊ)
 
n
a contagious bacterial skin disease characterized by the formation of pustules that develop into yellowish crusty sores
 
[C16: from Latin: scabby eruption, from impetere to assail; see impetus; for form, compare vertigo]
 
impetiginous
 
adj

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impetiginous im·pe·tig·i·nous (ĭm'pĭ-tĭj'ə-nəs)
adj.
Of or relating to impetigo.

impetigo im·pe·ti·go (ĭm'pĭ-tī'gō)
n. pl. im·pe·ti·gos
A contagious skin infection caused by staphylococcal or streptococcal bacteria and characterized by the eruption of superficial pustules that rupture and form thick yellow crusts, usually on the face; it is most commonly seen in children. Also called impetigo contagiosa, impetigo vulgaris.

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impetigo   (ĭm'pĭ-tī'gō)  Pronunciation Key 
A contagious skin infection caused by staphylococcal or streptococcal bacteria and seen most commonly in children. Impetigo is characterized by superficial pustules that rupture and form thick yellow crusts, usually on the face.
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