Definition of guttate in English:


Syllabification: gut·tate
Pronunciation: /ˈgətˌāt


chiefly Biology
  • 1Having drops or droplike markings.
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    • 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.


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

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