Definition of guttate in English:

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guttate

Pronunciation: /ˈɡədˌāt/

adjective

chiefly Biology
1Having drops or droplike markings.
Example sentences
  • Other papulosquamous disorders should be considered in the differential diagnosis, including guttate psoriasis, pityriasis rosea, and discoid lupus erythematosus.
  • Usually, guttate psoriasis must be differentiated from pityriasis rosea, another condition characterized by the sudden outbreak of red scaly lesions.
  • Other conditions in the differential diagnosis include diffuse nummular eczema, tinea corporis, pityriasis lichenoides, guttate psoriasis, viral exanthem, lichen planus, and medication reaction.
1.1In the form of or resembling drops.

Origin

Early 19th century: from Latin guttatus 'speckled', from gutta 'a drop'.

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Syllabification: gut·tate

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