Definition of guttate in English:

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guttate

Pronunciation: /ˈɡʌteɪt/

adjective

chiefly Biology
Resembling drops; having drop-like 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.

Origin

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

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