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blotch

(bloch),
Commonly used term to denote a pigmented or erythematous lesion.

blotch

a skin discoloration that may vary in severity from an area of pigmentation to large pustules or blisters.

blotch

A popular term for large pustule, coarse eruption or rash.

blotch

(bloch)
A skin lesion characterized by irregularly shaped spots.
See also: spot
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Diagnosis: Similar to Dicrossus foirni, but distinguished from all other species of Dicrossus by colour pattern consisting of nine vertical rows of blotches on side and caudal fin base, four horizontal rows (H1-4) of blotches anteriorly on side, three posteriorly (H2-4), and caudal fin base with two small dark blotches (H3-4).
A plastics engineer notices blotches on her thermoformed plastic parts.
In our office aquarium, blotches come and go on some individual fish.
7 in head; caudal fin of male strongly lunate with produced lobes; pelvic fins relatively short, not reaching anal fin origin when depressed; diagnostic live colour pattern features of males include a pink overall coloration with broad, irregular yellow stripe or rectangular blotch on middle of side, and series of 4-5 large, irregular black blotches along back, extending on to adjacent basal portion of dorsal fin; female mainly reddish pink with pupil-sized black spot on upper caudal peduncle.
Not so for the three massive sunspots that appeared late last October and were dubbed 484, 486, and 488 by scientists who track such blotches and their activity.
Soon, red blotches appeared on their skin, and the lymph nodes (clumps of tissue) in their armpits and groins swelled to the size of eggs.
The most radical innovation so far has been the scanning machine that ultimately converts all those pencil blotches into electronic data after testing day is through.
True, there are a few blotches on the landscape--a queasy stock market and what conservatives see as a long-running deterioration of America's core moral values.
Q MY hydrangea leaves are covered with purple and brown blotches.
Snapshot #3: Father Tim raises the chalice during the eucharistic prayer as he stands behind a rickety altar made of some ancient collapsible card table that normally haunts church basements, its ugly brown blotches disguised by starched altar linens that flap in the wind.
She had pink blotches on her legs and her eye was swollen.
KS96WGRC40, like KS95WGRC33, is resistant to stagonospora and septoria leaf blotches [caused by Stagonospora nodorum (Berk.