- (not in technical use) any of various eruptive skin diseases, as herpes, eczema, and impetigo.
Origin of tetter
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Historical Examples of tetter
He is covered with tetter, a disease of such a sort as to increase his vehemence and his activity.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
William Milligan Sloane
Should the tetter re-appear with the return of cold weather, immediately resume the use of this solution.Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book
Ringworm is a curious form of tetter, in which the inflamed patches assume the form of a ring.
Tetter, tet′ėr, n. a popular name for several eruptive diseases of the skin.
- a blister or pimple
- informal any of various skin eruptions, such as eczema
Word Origin for tetter
- Any of various skin diseases, such as eczema, psoriasis, or herpes, characterized by eruptions and itching.