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petechial

[pi-tee-kee-uh l, -tek-ee-] /pɪˈti ki əl, -ˈtɛk i-/
adjective, Pathology.
1.
pertaining to, resembling, or characterized by petechiae.
Origin of petechial
1700-1710
From the New Latin word petechiālis, dating back to 1700-10. See petechia, -al1
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