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pinta

a tropical infectious skin disease caused by the bacterium Treponema carateum and characterized by the formation of papules and loss of pigmentation in circumscribed areas

pinta

[′pēnt·ə]
(medicine)
A disease of the skin seen most frequently in tropical America, characterized by dyschromic changes and hyperkeratosis in patches of the skin; caused by the spirochete Treponema carateum. Also known as carate; mal de pinto; piquite; purupuru; quitiqua.
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PINTAS is a multi-disciplinary IP boutique firm based in Malaysia and Singapore that provides a full range of services relating to intellectual property and technology-related matters.
The confirmed bachelor has been a potent icon of conservation ever since he was spotted on remote Pinta Island in 1971 and captured the next year by a group of goat hunters.
The riot police of County Durham are running short of a pinta or two ( and it's hampering their training.
He won pounds 500, which he donated to the British Heart Foundation Tommy has worked for Express Dairies for 25 years and delivered pintas for 12 years.
First Milk, who supply the East Kilbride company with a significant proportion of their pintas, are poised to buy shares at pounds 2.
ORGANIC milk producers throughout Wales will be giving away hundreds of free pintas over the next few weeks.
But Downing Street dismissed claims that Mr Tony Blair had personally gagged tradesmen, including the milkman who delivers pintas to Britain's best known front door, in a bid to build a wall of secrecy around his family.
Those who would rather continue to pay for their kids pintas of milk due to the very generous benefits system as AC puts it.