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[pi-tee-kee-uh l, -tek-ee-]
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adjective Pathology.
  1. pertaining to, resembling, or characterized by petechiae.
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Origin of petechial

From the New Latin word petechiālis, dating back to 1700–10. See petechia, -al1
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Historical Examples

  • In some cases there were petechial spots as well as a stupor.

    A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)

    Charles Creighton

  • In three instances the animals died, presenting on the ears distinct evidences of the formation of petechial extravasations.

  • The hair also becomes thin and dry, and there is a tendency for petechial hemorrhages to develop at the roots.

    Scurvy Past and Present

    Alfred Fabian Hess

  • A few days later petechial spots appeared at the site of the eczema.

    Scurvy Past and Present

    Alfred Fabian Hess

  • In both scurvy and in exudative diathesis eczema and petechial hemorrhages are encountered.

    Scurvy Past and Present

    Alfred Fabian Hess