Tetter
Tetter Tet"ter, n. [OE. teter, AS. teter, tetr; akin to G. zitter, zittermal, OHG. zittaroch, Skr. dadru, dadruka, a sort of skin disease. [root]63, 240.] (Med.) A vesicular disease of the skin; herpes. See {Herpes}. [1913 Webster]

{Honeycomb tetter} (Med.), favus.

{Moist tetter} (Med.), eczema.

{Scaly tetter} (Med.), psoriasis.

{Tetter berry} (Bot.), the white bryony. [1913 Webster]


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  • Tetter — Tet ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tettered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tettering}.] To affect with tetter. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tetter — [tet′ər] n. [ME tetere < OE teter, akin to Sans dadru, skin disease < IE * dedru , redupl. of base * der , to skin > TEAR1] any of various skin diseases, as eczema, characterized by itching …   English World dictionary

  • tetter — Eczema Ec ze*ma, n. [NL., fr. Gr. e kzema; ek out + zei^n to boil.] (Med.) An inflammatory disease of the skin, characterized by the presence of redness and itching, an eruption of small vesicles, and the discharge of a watery exudation, which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tetter — noun Etymology: Middle English teter, from Old English; akin to Old High German zittaroh tetter, Sanskrit dadru leprosy, dṛṇāti he tears more at tear Date: before 12th century any of various vesicular skin diseases (as ringworm, eczema, and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tetter — noun /ˈtɛtə/ Any of various pustular skin conditions. Angelus Politianus had a tetter in his nose continually running, fulsome in company, yet no man so eloquent and pleasing in his works …   Wiktionary

  • tetter — tet•ter [[t]ˈtɛt ər[/t]] n. pat any of various eruptive skin diseases, as herpes or eczema • Etymology: bef. 900; ME; OE teter; akin to OHG zittaroh tetter, ringworm …   From formal English to slang

  • tetter — /ˈtɛtə/ (say tetuh) noun 1. any of various cutaneous diseases, as herpes, eczema, impetigo, etc. –verb (t) 2. to affect with or as with tetter. –verb (i) 3. to crack; disintegrate. {Middle English; Old English teter, distantly related to Sanskrit …   Australian English dictionary

  • tetter — /tet euhr/, n. (not in technical use) any of various eruptive skin diseases, as herpes, eczema, and impetigo. [bef. 900; ME; OE teter; c. Skt dadru kind of skin disease] * * * …   Universalium

  • tetter — An outmoded colloquial term, popularly applied to ringworm and eczema, and occasionally applied to other eruptions. [A.S. teter] * * * tet·ter (tetґər) a formerly popular name for various eczematous skin diseases …   Medical dictionary

  • tetter — tet·ter || tetÉ™(r) n. skin disease …   English contemporary dictionary

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