What is another word for impetigo?

Pronunciation: [ɪmpˈɛtɪɡˌə͡ʊ] (IPA)

Impetigo is a contagious skin infection caused by bacteria. There are several synonyms used for impetigo, including "school sores," "pyoderma," "crusted impetigo," and "ecthyma." "School sores" is a term used mainly in Australia and New Zealand, as the condition frequently affects children in schools and child-care settings. "Pyoderma" is a broad term for any bacterial skin infection, but it is often used to describe more severe cases of impetigo. "Crusted impetigo" refers to the dry, scabby lesions that form on the skin, and "ecthyma" is the name given to impetigo when it penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin.

What are the hypernyms for Impetigo?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    contagious disease, skin condition, Bacterial Infection.

What are the hyponyms for Impetigo?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Impetigo

impetigo is also witnessed among grazing animals, regardless of age, and it especially attacks animals with white hair and skin.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
impetigo is an inflammatory disease of the skin, characterized by the formation of distinct pustules, about the size of a pea or a bean, without itching.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
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"Civics and Health"
William H. Allen

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