(not in technical use) any of various eruptive skin diseases, as herpes, eczema, and impetigo.

Origin of tetter

before 900; Middle English; Old English teter; cognate with Sanskrit dadru kind of skin disease
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Related Words for tetter

inflammation, rash, dermatitis

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British Dictionary definitions for tetter



a blister or pimple
informal any of various skin eruptions, such as eczema

Word Origin for tetter

Old English teter; related to Old High German zitaroh, Sanskrit dadru, Late Latin derbita
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tetter in Medicine




Any of various skin diseases, such as eczema, psoriasis, or herpes, characterized by eruptions and itching.
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