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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: bak′ter-id


  1. A recurrent or persistent eruption of discrete sterile pustules of the palms and soles, thought to be an allergic response to bacterial infection at a remote site.
  2. A dissemination of a previously localized bacterial skin infection.

[bacteria + -id (1)]

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