Definition of Petechial

1. a. Characterized by, or pertaining to, petechiæ; spotted.



Definition of Petechial

1. Adjective. (medicine) characterised by, pertaining to, or resembling petechiae (small, nonraised haemorrhages on the skin) ¹

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Definition of Petechial

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Petechial

1. Characterised by, or pertaining to, petechiae; spotted. Petechial fever, a malignant fever, accompanied with livid spots on the skin. Origin: Cf. F. Petechial, LL. Petecchialis. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Petechial

petasuses
petaton
petatons
petaurine
petaurist
petauristid
petauristids
petawatt
petawatts
petcare
petchary
petcock
petcocks
petechia
petechiae
petechial (current term)
petechial angiomas
petechial fever
petechial haemorrhage
petechiasis
petedunnite
peter out
peterbaylissite
petered
petered out
peterel
peterels
peterero

Literary usage of Petechial

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... whom 1737 made extensive experiments during an epidemic of petechial fever in Breslau, may be regarded as the founders of the cold water cure. ..."

2. The London Medical Gazette (1850)
"Amount these lines there were interspersed a lew of the lighter-coloured petechial (fluid) ecchymoses, observed at the splenic end. ..."

3. A dictionary of the German terms used in medicine by George Rogers Cutter (1879)
"Pestzeit, f., time of plague, plague-season. petechial ... petechial fever. Pfanne, /., (J>1. ..."

4. The Epidemics of the Middle Ages by Justus Friedrich Carl Hecker, Benjamin Guy Babington (1859)
"petechial FEVER IN ITALY, 1505. Thus, if we paid attention, as usual, only to the palpable occurrences which take place on the earth and beneath its surface ..."

5. Memoir of the Life and Medical Opinions of John Armstrong ...: To which is by Francis Boott (1834)
"THE petechial fevers of Italy will require a deliberate consideration, as they partake of the character ..."

6. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1884)
"apparent reason why they should be erythematous in some and petechial or ... In two cases there was a ring of petechial rash round one or both legs at the ..."

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