petechial

petechial

[pi-tee-kee-uhl, -tek-ee-]
adjective Pathology.
pertaining to, resembling, or characterized by petechiae.

Origin:
1700–10; < Neo-Latin petechiālis. See petechia, -al1

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petechia (pɪˈtiːkɪə)
 
n , pl -chiae
a minute discoloured spot on the surface of the skin or mucous membrane, caused by an underlying ruptured blood vessel
 
[C18: via New Latin from Italian petecchia freckle, of obscure origin]
 
pe'techial
 
adj

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