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Petechiae

Synonym(s)

  • petechial hemorrhage
  • petechial rash

Definition(s)

A minute reddish or purplish spot containing blood that appears in skin or mucous membrane as a result of localized hemorrhage.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

Pinpoint, unraised, round red spots under the skin caused by bleeding.

Definition from:  National Cancer Institute dictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: September 15, 2014