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- adj. characterised by, pertaining to, or resembling petechiae (small, nonraised haemorrhages on the skin)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Characterized by, or pertaining to, petechiæ; spotted.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of the nature of petechiæ; characterized by or accompanied with petechiæ or livid spots: as, a petechial eruption or fever.
- Epidemic cerebrospinal meningitis.
The place where you normally hear about petechial hemorrhages is on crime shows.
The doctor found some petechial hemorrhages in both eyes.
Deadly epidemics that ravaged German prison camps included dysentery, influenza (grippe), petechial fever, typhoid fever (enteric fever), cholera, tuberculosis, and typhus.
What had been considered shell shock in the first World War, presumably due to petechial hemorrhages in the brain, became battle fatigue, then war neuroses, during World War 2.
Conversely, normally slaughtered animals may be treated less gently, which often results in petechial hemorrhages, small pinpoint hemorrhages visible on the skin or other membranes.
And if you go back to the picture of the abrasion, there's some localized swelling and barely visible petechial hemorrhaging, which can be associated with spider bites.
There were cruel bruises and indentations on the flesh of her neck where the necktie had cut in, and she had the characteristic pinpoints of petechial hemorrhages on her face and in her eyes, which were common to strangulation victims.
No petechial hemorrhages, which rules out strangulation.
They'll have to open her up look for petechial hemorrhaging in the lungs.
But Sachs noticed right away there were no petechial hemorrhages on the inner surface of the eyelids.