petechia [pi-tee-kee-uh, -tek-ee-uh] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun, plural pe·te·chi·ae [pi-tee-kee-ee, -tek-ee-ee] /pɪˈti kiˌi, -ˈtɛk iˌi/. Pathology. a minute, round, nonraised hemorrhage in the skin or in a mucous or serous membrane.
Origin of petechia 1575–85; New Latin Italian petecchia (in plural) rash, spots on skin Vulgar Latin *(im)petīcula, equivalent to Latin impetīc-, stem of impetīx, variant of impetīgō+ -ula Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for petechiae Historical Examples of petechiae
Sometimes the parotid and submaxillary glands were inflamed; petechiae were absent.
Petechiae almost black came out, having an outer circle with an inner dark speck; sometimes there were the larger vibices.
The earlier these petechiae appear, the fresher in colour, and the longer they continue out, the better (p. 5).
In some few there were spots on the skin, but hardly ever petechiae or tumours near the ears.
For, if perhaps you should except the Petechiae, they differ rather in degree than in kind.
British Dictionary definitions for petechiae petechia noun plural -chiae (-kɪˌiː) a minute discoloured spot on the surface of the skin or mucous membrane, caused by an underlying ruptured blood vessel Derived Formspetechial, adjectiveWord Origin for petechia C18: via New Latin from Italian petecchia freckle, of obscure origin Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for petechiae petechia n.
plural petechiae, “small crimson or purple spots on skin,” c.1795 (from 1580s in English texts as an Italian word), Modern Latin, from Italian petecchia “specks or freckles on the face,” in plural form petecchie “measles,” of unknown origin. Related: Petechial.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper petechiae in Medicine petechia [pə-tē′kē-ə] n. pl. pe•te•chi•ae (-kē-ī′) A small purplish spot on a body surface, such as the skin or a mucous membrane, caused by a minute hemorrhage and often seen in typhus. Related formspe•te′chi•al adj. The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.