pinta

[pin-tuh; Spanish peen-tah]
noun Pathology.
  1. a nonvenereal treponematosis occurring chiefly in Central and South America, caused by Treponema carateum, characterized by spots of various colors on the skin.

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
  1. 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
  1. 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

pinta

2
noun
  1. informal a pint of milk

Word Origin for pinta

C20: phonetic rendering of pint of

Pinta

noun
  1. the Pinta one of the three ships commanded by Columbus on his first voyage to America (1492)
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pinta in Medicine

pinta

[pĭntə, pēntä]
n.
  1. 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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