impetigo


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im·pe·ti·go

 (ĭm′pĭ-tī′gō)
n.
A contagious skin infection, usually of children, that is caused by staphylococcal or streptococcal bacteria and is marked by superficial pustules and thick yellow crusts, commonly on the face.

[Middle English, from Latin impetīgō, from impetere, to attack; see impetus.]

im′pe·tig′e·nous (-tĭj′ə-nəs) adj.

impetigo

(ˌɪmpɪˈtaɪɡəʊ)
n
(Pathology) a contagious bacterial skin disease characterized by the formation of pustules that develop into yellowish crusty sores
[C16: from Latin: scabby eruption, from impetere to assail; see impetus; for form, compare vertigo]
impetiginous adj

im•pe•ti•go

(ˌɪm pɪˈtaɪ goʊ)

n.
a contagious skin infection, usu. streptococcal, characterized by pustules that erupt and form crusts.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin impetīgō=impet(ere) to make for, attack (see impetus) + -īgō, as in vertīgō vertigo]
im`pe•tig′i•nous (-ˈtɪdʒ ə nəs) adj.

im·pe·ti·go

(ĭm′pĭ-tī′gō)
A contagious disease often affecting children, characterized by the formation of pimples and thick yellow crusts on the skin.

impetigo

A skin infection characterized by raised, blister-like lesions, especially around the nose and mouth. These lesions rupture and form a yellowish crust.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impetigo - a very contagious infection of the skinimpetigo - a very contagious infection of the skin; common in children; localized redness develops into small blisters that gradually crust and erode
disease of the skin, skin disease, skin disorder - a disease affecting the skin
Translations

impetigo

[ˌɪmpɪˈtaɪgəʊ] Nimpétigo m

impetigo

n (Med) → Eiterflechte f, → Impetigo f

impetigo

[ˌɪmpɪˈtaɪgəʊ] n (Med) → impetigine f

im·pe·ti·go

n. impétigo, infección bacteriana de la piel que se caracteriza por pústulas dolorosas de tamaño diferente que al desecarse forman costras amarillentas;
___ contagiosa___ contagioso;
___ neonatorum___ del neonato;
___ vulgaris___ vulgar.

impetigo

n impétigo
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