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Definition of "petechiae" [pe•tech•i•æ]

  • Plural form of petechia. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "petechiae" in a sentence
  • "The way, I guess, that they scale the condition of the patient is through the amount of petechiae, which is blood vessels that have been broken in the eyes, under the eyes, on the eyelid."
  • "She said she suffered several beatings and once almost died of strangulation when Allen put his hands on her throat and squeezed until the capillaries in her eyes burst, peppering the whites with the tiny dots of blood called petechiae."
  • "Symptoms include; a fever with muscle and joint pains, and a hemorrhagic rash of characteristically bright red pinpoint spots, known as petechiae can occur later during the illness and is associated with thrombocytopenia."