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blotch

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

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

(bloch)
A skin lesion characterized by irregularly shaped spots.
See also: spot
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In our office aquarium, blotches come and go on some individual fish.
"Hardy" does not, however, mean problem-free, and peonies can have several common fungal problems that create leaf spots and blotches, among them botrytis blight and peony blotch.
said Monday it has confirmed 1,233 more people in Japan have developed white blotches after using its skin-whitening cosmetics, bringing the total number of sufferers to 15,192.
said Friday it has confirmed 4,000 more people in Japan have suffered from white blotches after using its group's skin-whitening cosmetics, bringing the total number of sufferers to 13,959.
"Mutation of a single gene causes stripes to become blotches, and spots to become stripes," says Greg Barsh, MD, Ph.D., emeritus professor of genetics and pediatrics at Stanford University and an investigator at the HudsonAlpha Institute.
As for how these blotches have been made, the received vocabulary of abstraction is likewise of little help.
Black spot causes dark blotches on pansy leaves while downy mildew produces paler blotches and grey mould.
The coating usually consists of a small amount of lubricant dispersed in a majority of carrier fluid, and this fluid must then dry before reaching the sheet winder or else the coating blotches. This coupling of coating and drying to determine when to expect blotching is examined.
The real culprit behind most facial wrinkles, spots, and blotches is not aging it's overexposure to the sun.
Blotches result from the various densities on the surface of the wood that's being stained.