pinta

[pin-tuh; Spanish peen-tah]
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noun Pathology.

a nonvenereal treponematosis occurring chiefly in Central and South America, caused by Treponema carateum, characterized by spots of various colors on the skin.

Nearby words

  1. pinstriping,
  2. pinswell,
  3. pint,
  4. pint-size,
  5. pint-sized,
  6. pintada,
  7. pintadera,
  8. pintado,
  9. pintado petrel,
  10. pintail

Origin of pinta

1815–25; < American Spanish, special use of Spanish pinta spot < Vulgar Latin *pincta, feminine of *pinctus, nasalized variant of Latin pictus, past participle of pingere to paint

Pinta

[pin-tuh; Spanish peen-tah]

noun

one of the three ships under the command of Columbus during his first voyage to America in 1492.
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British Dictionary definitions for pinta

pinta

1

noun

a tropical infectious skin disease caused by the bacterium Treponema carateum and characterized by the formation of papules and loss of pigmentation in circumscribed areasAlso called: mal de pinto

Word Origin for pinta

C19: from American Spanish, from Spanish: spot, ultimately from Latin pictus painted, from pingere to paint

noun

informal a pint of milk

Word Origin for pinta

C20: phonetic rendering of pint of

Pinta

noun

the Pinta one of the three ships commanded by Columbus on his first voyage to America (1492)
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Medicine definitions for pinta

pinta

[pĭntə, pēntä]

n.

A contagious skin disease prevalent in tropical America, caused by the spirochete Treponema carateum and characterized by thickening and spotty discoloration of the skin.

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