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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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A plastics engineer notices blotches on her thermoformed plastic parts.
The next day we noticed one of the blotches had a black spot on it but we didn't know what we were dealing with.
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.
Against a background of jumbled images of coral and water, the stripes could work as the irregular blotches of military camouflage patterns do, hiding a body by confusing the view of its outline.
Forty years ago, prisons were often seen as dark blotches on the landscapes," writes James Bovard in his indispensable new book, The Bush Betrayal.
Liquid feed weekly and spray with a copper fungicide if brownish-purple blotches of blight appear on the leaves.
But Johnson, set to become the new pin-up of British athletics having already modelled for newspapers and magazines, admitted after her medal success that she comes out in blotches and a rash whenever she hits the sand.
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.
Pecan nuts grow in clusters of 3 to 11 with thin husks that split into four sections, often staying on the tree after the nut has fallen, The nut is light reddish-brown with irregular black or darker-brown blotches.
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.