[ im-pi-tahy-goh ]
/ ˌɪm pɪˈtaɪ goʊ /
a contagious skin disease, especially of children, usually caused by streptococcal bacteria, marked by a superficial pustular eruption, particularly on the face.
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Origin of impetigo
OTHER WORDS FROM impetigoim·pe·tig·i·nous [im-pi-tij-uh-nuh s] /ˌɪm pɪˈtɪdʒ ə nəs/, adjective
Words nearby impetigo
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British Dictionary definitions for impetiginous
/ (ˌɪmpɪˈtaɪɡəʊ) /
a contagious bacterial skin disease characterized by the formation of pustules that develop into yellowish crusty sores
Derived forms of impetigoimpetiginous (ˌɪmpɪˈtɪdʒɪnəs), adjective
Word Origin for impetigo
C16: from Latin: scabby eruption, from impetere to assail; see impetus; for form, compare vertigo
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Medical definitions for impetiginous (1 of 2)
[ ĭm′pĭ-tĭj′ə-nəs ]
Of or relating to impetigo.
Medical definitions for impetiginous (2 of 2)
[ ĭm′pĭ-tī′gō ]
n. pl. im•pe•ti•gos
A contagious skin infection caused by staphylococcal or streptococcal bacteria and characterized by the eruption of superficial pustules that rupture and form thick yellow crusts, usually on the face; it is most commonly seen in children.impetigo contagiosa impetigo vulgaris
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Scientific definitions for impetiginous
[ ĭm′pĭ-tī′gō ]
A contagious skin infection caused by staphylococcal or streptococcal bacteria and seen most commonly in children. Impetigo is characterized by superficial pustules that rupture and form thick yellow crusts, usually on the face.
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