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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Giving rise to small purplish spots on a body surface, such as the skin or a mucous membrane, caused by minute hemorrhages and often seen in typhus.

Usage examples (36)
  • No petechial hemorrhages, which rules out strangulation.
  • The doctor found some petechial hemorrhages in both eyes.
  • There was petechial hemorrhaging in the eyes, which were frozen in fear.
  • They'll have to open her up look for petechial hemorrhaging in the lungs. for more
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