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tetter

[tet-er]
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noun
  1. (not in technical use) any of various eruptive skin diseases, as herpes, eczema, and impetigo.
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Origin of tetter

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

noun
  1. a blister or pimple
  2. informal any of various skin eruptions, such as eczema
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Word Origin

Old English teter; related to Old High German zitaroh, Sanskrit dadru, Late Latin derbita
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tetter in Medicine

tetter

(tĕtər)
n.
  1. Any of various skin diseases, such as eczema, psoriasis, or herpes, characterized by eruptions and itching.
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