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tetter

[tet-er] /ˈtɛt ər/
noun
1.
(not in technical use) any of various eruptive skin diseases, as herpes, eczema, and impetigo.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English teter; cognate with Sanskrit dadru kind of skin disease
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British Dictionary definitions for tetter

tetter

/ˈtɛtə/
noun
1.
a blister or pimple
2.
(informal) any of various skin eruptions, such as eczema
Word Origin
Old English teter; related to Old High German zitaroh, Sanskrit dadru, Late Latin derbita
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tetter in Medicine

tetter tet·ter (tět'ər)
n.
Any of various skin diseases, such as eczema, psoriasis, or herpes, characterized by eruptions and itching.

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