(?), n. [L. petaurista a ropedancer, Gr. , fr. to dance on a rope, fr. a pole, a stage for ropedancers: cf. F. ptauriste.] (Zol.) Any flying marsupial of the genera Petaurus, Phalangista, Acrobata, and allied genera. See Flying mouse, under Flying, and Phalangister.
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(?), n. pl.; sing. Petechia (). [NL., fr. LL. peteccia; cf. F. ptchie, It. petecchia, Sp. petequia, Gr. a label, plaster.] (Med.) Small crimson, purple, or livid spots, like flea-bites, due to extravasation of blood, which appear on the skin in malignant fevers, etc.
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