[ pi-tee-kee-uh, -tek-ee-uh ]
/ pɪˈti ki ə, -ˈtɛk i ə /
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noun, plural pe·te·chi·ae [pi-tee-kee-ee, -tek-ee-ee]. /pɪˈti kiˌi, -ˈtɛk iˌi/. Pathology.
a minute, round, nonraised hemorrhage in the skin or in a mucous or serous membrane.
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How to use petechia in a sentence
He never saw any miliary eruptions, and only sometimes petechiae, or small spots, or marbling as in measles.
In some of the worst cases livid petechiae, large livid blotches, and dark brown spots occurred over the trunk and limbs.
The miliary eruptions were critical to the few that had them; the flat livid petechiae appeared at all times of the disorder.
Sometimes the parotid and submaxillary glands were inflamed; petechiae were absent.
Petechiae almost black came out, having an outer circle with an inner dark speck; sometimes there were the larger vibices.
British Dictionary definitions for petechia
/ (pɪˈtiːkɪə) /
noun plural -chiae (-kɪˌiː)
a minute discoloured spot on the surface of the skin or mucous membrane, caused by an underlying ruptured blood vessel
Derived forms of petechiapetechial, adjective
Word Origin for petechia
C18: via New Latin from Italian petecchia freckle, of obscure origin
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