butterfly pattern

but·ter·fly pat·tern

1. bilateral, symmetric, pulmonary alveolar opacities sparing the periphery, on chest radiographs; usually caused by pulmonary edema.
2. Synonym(s): bat's wing pattern
A term referring to the fine diffuse infiltrates seen on a plain AP/PA chest film that radiate bilaterally from the hilum to the lung periphery, a finding which is characteristic of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis

butterfly pattern

Imaging The fine diffuse infiltrates seen by a plain chest film that radiates bilaterally from the hilum to the lung periphery, characteristic of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis.

but·ter·fly pat·tern

(bŭt'ĕr-flī pat'ĕrn)
Bilateral, symmetric, pulmonary alveolar opacities sparing the periphery, on chest radiographs; usually caused by pulmonary edema.
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As a whole, the cluster is circular with a diameter of about 38', but its brighter members form a butterfly pattern.
A 26-year-old male presented with diffuse nodular growth over the face and nose in butterfly pattern.
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Christine, no throws, but Asda has a fleece blanket with a butterfly pattern (PS3) and one with butterflies and flowers (PS5).
Attendees will also be able to take a tour and see the butterflies in their natural habitat, plant some milkweeds to help nourish monarch caterpillars, have their faces painted (in butterfly pattern, of course), hear music and, of course, eat.
The color caused by the 3-quarter film system is pure enough for the fabrication of patterns, and all the colors in the butterfly pattern are fabricated according to this principle.
Jeremy was told to say goodbye to his collection of tight jeans and multi- coloured button-down shirts that made him look like Baywatch's David Hasselhoff, while Lesley was informed she had to ditch the over-powering eye make-up and promise never to wear her favourite butterfly pattern jacket again.
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purple from late May until late September); Viola x wittrockiana Ultima Morpho (a compact pansy plant covered with lots of flowers, each with a butterfly pattern on the yellow and blue petals); and Petunia Lavender Wave (a trailing lavender petunia which flowers from May to October - great for containers or for ground cover).
Penney, particularly the butterfly pattern, has been quite a success.