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Lester, U.S. otologist. See: Brown sign.


Harold W., 20th-century U.S. ophthalmologist. See: Brown syndrome.


James, U.S. plastic surgeon, 1899-1971. See: Brown-Adson forceps.


James H., 20th-century U.S. microbiologist. See: Brown-Brenn stain.


Robert, English botanist, 1773-1858. See: brownian motion, brownian movement, brownian-Zsigmondy movement.
A number of individuals with the surname Brown have become the namesake for various conditions, including

(1) C.H. Brown (Brown-Vialetto-van Laere syndrome, also known as pontobulbar palsy with deafness);

(2) C.L. Brown (Brown-Symmers disease, also known as acute infantile encephalopathy);

(3) G.E. Brown (Horton-Magath-Brown syndrome, also known as Horton syndrome);

(4) J.W. Brown (Brown syndrome, also known as neural crest syndrome); and

(5) S.I. Brown (Brown syndrome, a term of recent vintage for corneal oedema following cataract extraction)


1. a composite color, therefore variable from creamy to dark brown which is almost black, made from black, red and yellow.
2. a coat color; in horses a brown coat with a tan muzzle; a few hairs of another color may be scattered through the coat creating a brown roan (white admixture), brown chestnut (admixture of chestnut), etc. A brown-ticked gray is a gray horse with wheat grain sized patches of brown hairs scattered through the coat; in cattle a rich creamy brown as in Brown Swiss and many other indigenous breeds.

Patient discussion about Brown

Q. Is there any difference between brown eggs and white eggs? My fitness instructor suggested me to have brown eggs instead of white eggs so is there any difference between brown eggs and white eggs?

A. I have to agree with you. Never heard of any difference between the two and it doesnt sound reasonable that one is better to your health than the other...

Q. hey how about having brown rice in place of white or boiled rice…….?

A. Brown rice is a good carb, plus I personally think it tastes delicious.

Q. what is more healthy, brown sugar or fruit sugar?

A. fruit sugar

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Ventral surface: Pale brown, ostiolar peritreme creamy white, abdominal venter bearing short, recumbent, pale, simple setae, these setae longer and more numerous on lateral margins of genital cavity.
The conidiophores of Alternaria alternata on grafted cactus were solitary or in small fascicles, commonly branched, pale brown, up to 60 [micro]m long, 3-4.
5V; (15) third toe bearing conspicuous folding flaps; (16) discs on toes slightly larger than those on Angers; (17) dorsolateral stripe absent; (18) pale, oblique inguinal stripe present; (19) ventrolateral stripe absent; (20) collar absent; (21) throat with pale brown irregular markings; (22) venter whitish, immaculate; (23) teeth of moderate size, robust, slightly curved backwards; (24) lingual process absent; (25) pad absent on distal portion of forearms in males; (26) testes cream.
Abdomen medially pale brown, with two anterior white spots, lateral area brown and posterior area white.
5 mm, dull pale brown, erose-denticulate; laminae lanceolate, 1-pinnate with a gradually reduced apex and an elongate apical segment; pinnae 21-28 pairs, to 9 cm x 11 mm, oriented 90[degrees] to the rachis, the longest pinnae the 2nd or 3rd pair from the laminar base, proximal pinnae 80-90% the length of the longest pinnae, pinnae petiolulate (1-2 mm), falcate, bases cordate, apices acuminate, margins narrowly hyaline, serrulate, revolute; rachises redbrown to stramineous, grooved, densely scaly, scales of two types, one 1-3 x 0.
Frozeri Wood Frog skin may actually turn blue as ice crystals build up above and below the pale brown pigments which naturally camouflage the skin of this forest dwelling frog.
The suit turned a pale brown colour by the end of the dream.
Announcing itself with four huge whacks of its tail, it thrashed against the net that had trapped it in the pale brown water of the Mekong River.
Flower buds are small, rounded, and pale brown, and the nectar entices hummingbirds, tiger swallowtail butterfly larva, and bees.
Tweed has a pale brown silky coat with black patches.
Renmix Light, which is a pale brown flour like powder, produces a mellow rye flavoured bread with good volume and an open texture and can be used for a variety of rye breads and rolls or other rye based morning goods.