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freckle/freck·le/ (frek´'l) a pigmented spot on the skin due to accumulation of melanin resulting from exposure to sunlight.
freckleA small brownish or yellowish skin blemish due to local aggregation of cells containing melanin, the normal skin pigment. Melanin-containing cells enlarge under the influence of sunlight, especially in the fair-skinned and this is usually permanent.
freckleyellow-brown macule of sun-exposed skin, especially in people of pale complexion, due to increased activity of skin melanocytes in response to ultraviolet light exposure
Hutchinson's freckle; melanotic freckle lentigo maligna
Patient discussion about freckle
Q. after a pedicure, the soles of my feet are dark w/freckles, skin is itchy/thick, my derm says its eczema,help! the pedicure was in fall, 2002. I mad a mistake and wore nylon boots during a storm, the dye never fully disappeared. I would scrub the soles of my feet until I couldn't walk. However, within the last 4 months both heels are itchy, thick, dark-er and now they both have dark legions/ freckles have formed.