pe·te·chia pə-'tē-kē-ə n, pl -chi·ae -kē-.ī a minute reddish or purplish spot containing blood that appears in skin or mucous membrane as a result of localized hemorrhage

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pe·te·chia (pə-teґke-ə) pl. peteґchiae [L.] a pinpoint, nonraised, perfectly round, purplish red spot caused by intradermal or submucous hemorrhage. Cf. ecchymosis, and see petechial hemorrhage, under hemorrhage. petechial adj

Petechiae of the soft palate caused by coughing..

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • petechia — [pə tē′kē ə] n. pl. petechiae [pə tē′kēē΄] [ModL < It petecchia < L pittacium, label, plaster, patch < Gr pittakion, a writing tablet, slip, letter] a small hemorrhagic spot in the skin, mucous membrane, etc. petechial adj …   English World dictionary

  • Petechia — SignSymptom infobox Name = Petechia Caption = A minor petechia. ICD10 = ICD10|R|23|3|r|20 ICD9 = ICD9|782.7 MeshID = D011693 A petechia (pronounced|pɨˈtiːkiə), plural petechiae (IPA|pɨˈtiːkɪiː) is a small (1 2mm) red or purple spot on the body,… …   Wikipedia

  • Petechia — Petechiae Pe*tech i*[ae], n. pl.; sing. {Petechia}. [NL., fr. LL. peteccia; cf. F. p[ e]t[ e]chie, It. petecchia, Sp. petequia, Gr. ? a label, plaster.] (Med.) Small crimson, purple, or livid spots, like flea bites, due to extravasation of blood …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • petechia — noun /pɪˈtiːkɪə/ a small spot, especially on an organ, caused by bleeding underneath the skin , 1973: It is scurvy. All my authorities agree – weakness, diffused muscular pain, petechia, tender gums, ill breath – and M’Alister has no doubt of it …   Wiktionary

  • petechia — noun (plural petechiae) Etymology: New Latin, from Italian petecchia, ultimately from Latin impetigo Date: circa 1784 a minute reddish or purplish spot containing blood that appears in skin or mucous membrane a result of localized hemorrhage •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • petechia — (= petechiae (plural) ) Small round red purple spot, not raised and caused by intradermal haemorrhage …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • petechia — /pi tee kee euh, tek ee euh/, n., pl. petechiae / tee kee ee , tek ee ee /. Pathol. a minute, round, nonraised hemorrhage in the skin or in a mucous or serous membrane. [1575 85; < NL < It petecchia (in pl.) rash, spots on skin < VL *(im)peticula …   Universalium

  • petechia — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A mark on the skin indicative of a disease, as typhus: stigma. See MARKS …   English dictionary for students

  • petechia — pɪ tɪːkɪə n. spot of blood showing through the skin, very small hemorrhage under the skin …   English contemporary dictionary

  • petechia — [pɪ ti:kɪə] noun (plural petechiae kɪi:) Medicine a small red or purple spot caused by bleeding into the skin. Derivatives petechial adjective Origin C18: mod. L., from Ital. petecchia (a freckle or spot on the face), from L. petigo scab,… …   English new terms dictionary

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