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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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Podra haber una pinta o dos pintas y si ensenan la pinta esta bien, es un error de algun companero, pero no, pero ?
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.
All 20 members of the co-operative will be giving away pintas locally - anyone wanting to claim theirs should contact Richard Tomlinson on 01829 270313 for details.
AN elderly milkman faces jail - for delivering hash with pintas on his round.
The give away of hundreds of free pintas over the next few weeks is aimed at raising the co-operative's profile with the people of Wales.
A partir de las piezas expuestas es evidente que el graffiti se ha transformado No es iqual que a principios do los anos noventa, cuando las pintas ilegales eran la norma y las copias de letras y figuras de revistas norteamericanas eran el patron a sequir.
A FORMER pub landlord, who used to pull pints and deliver pintas in war-time and post-war Nuneaton, has died at the age of 92.