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Medical Term:

petechiae

Pronunciation: pe-te'ke-e, pe-tek'-; pe-te'ke-a

Definition: Minute hemorrhagic spots, of pinpoint to pinhead size, in the skin, which are not blanched by pressure.

[Mod. L. form of It. petecchie]

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