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impetigo (n.)

pustular disease of the skin, late 14c., from Latin impetigo "skin eruption," from impetere "to attack" (see impetus). Originally used generally; the sense narrowed in modern times to specific diseases. Related: Impetiginous.

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Definitions of impetigo

impetigo (n.)
a very contagious infection of the skin; common in children; localized redness develops into small blisters that gradually crust and erode;
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