shotty


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shotty

/shot·ty/ (shot´e) like shot; resembling the pellets used in shotgun cartridges.

shot·ty

(shot'ē)
Having a consistency like pieces of bird-shot; consisting of small, firm, discrete nodules; said of lymph nodes palpated through the skin.
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3[degrees]C), states that her child has a sore throat, Physical exam is normal except for pharyngeal erythema and shotty nontender cervical nodes.
Today detectives admitted they had so far drawn a blank in their hunt for 21-year-old Walker, who is better known as Shotty and is a "well-known character" in the Bilston, Wolverhampton and Bushbury areas.
Clinically he presented with undulating high fevers, tachycardia and was markedly pale, with generalised shotty cervical lymphadenopathy and mild splenomegaly.