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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A minute red or purple spot on the surface of the skin as the result of tiny hemorrhages of blood vessels in the skin (as in typhoid fever).

Usage examples (10)
  • The test is positive if there are more than 20 petechiae per square inch (a petechia is a small red or purple spot on the body, caused by a minor hemorrhage).
  • There were no petechia from increased venous pressure.
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