petechial definition

  • adjective:
    • characterised by, with respect to, or resembling petechiae (tiny, nonraised haemorrhages on the skin)
    • described as, or regarding, petechiæ; spotted.
  • others:
    • Of the nature of petechiæ; characterized by or accompanied with petechiæ or livid spots: as, a petechial eruption or fever.
    • Epidemic cerebrospinal meningitis.

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