noun, plural pe·te·chi·ae [pi-tee-kee-ee, -tek-ee-ee] /pɪˈti kiˌi, -ˈtɛk iˌi/. Pathology.
Examples from the Web for petechiae
Sometimes the parotid and submaxillary glands were inflamed; petechiae were absent.
In some few there were spots on the skin, but hardly ever petechiae or tumours near the ears.
For, if perhaps you should except the Petechiae, they differ rather in degree than in kind.
The earlier these petechiae appear, the fresher in colour, and the longer they continue out, the better (p. 5).
British Dictionary definitions for petechiae
noun plural -chiae (-kɪˌiː)
Word Origin for petechia
Word Origin and History for petechiae
plural petechiae, "small crimson or purple spots on skin," c.1795 (from 1580s in English texts as an Italian word), Modern Latin, from Italian petecchia "specks or freckles on the face," in plural form petecchie "measles," of unknown origin. Related: Petechial.