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spot

 [spot]
a circumscribed area or place, usually distinguished by its color; see also macula and tache.
actual focal spot the section of a focal spot on which there is intersection of an electron beam with an anode of an x-ray tube.
Bitot's s's foamy gray triangular spots of keratinized epithelium on the conjunctivae, a sign of vitamin A deficiency.
blind spot
café au lait spot a light brown pigmented macule seen in neurofibromatosis and albright's syndrome.
cherry-red spot the choroid appearing as a red circular area surrounded by gray-white retina, as viewed throught the fovea centralis in tay-sachs disease. Called also Tay's spot.
cotton-wool spot white or gray soft-edged opacities in the retina composed of cytoid bodies; seen in hypertensive retinopathy, lupus erythematosus, and numerous other conditions.
effective focal spot the size of a projected focal spot in a specified direction measured with a quality assurance test tool such as the slit camera.
focal spot
1. the object of a patient's gaze during distraction techniques.
2. a small area of an x-ray target that receives the main electron stream.
Forschheimer s's a fleeting skin eruption consisting of discrete rose spots on the soft palate sometimes seen in rubella just prior to the onset of the skin rash.
Koplik's s's small, irregular, bright red spots on the buccal and lingual mucosa, with a minute bluish white speck in the center of each; they are pathognomonic of beginning measles.
liver spot
1. a lay term for senile lentigo.
2. (in pl.) tinea versicolor.
mental blind spot mental scotoma.
mongolian spot a type of congenital brown to gray-blue nevus; see also mongolian spot.
Roth's s's round or oval white spots consisting of coagulated fibrin seen in the retina in a number of diseases in which a vascular insult resulting in hemorrhage is followed by healing.
Tay's spot cherry-red spot.

se·nile len·ti·go

a variably pigmented benign lentigo occurring on exposed skin of older white people.

liver spot

n.
A benign, localized brownish patch on the skin, often occurring in old age and usually in fair-skinned people with sun-damaged skin. Also called age spot.

liver spot

Usage notes: nontechnical.
a variably pigmented lentigo occurring on the exposed skin of older Caucasians.

liver spot

A nonspecific lay term for red-brown skin lesions associated with ageing—e.g., pigmented seborrheic keratosis and lentigo senilis.

se·nile len·ti·go

(sen'il len-tī'gō)
A variably pigmented lentigo occurring on exposed skin of old white people.
Synonym(s): liver spot.

liver spot

A popular term used to describe various skin blemishes including LENTIGENES, spots sometimes known as Pityrosporon versicolor, caused by the skin yeast fungus MALASSEZIA FURFUR, or the SPIDER NAEVUS, which is the only one with any connection with the liver.
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Liver spots are discolourations of the skin caused by the sun over the years.
The baby is expected to have its mother's eyes and its father's liver spots.
weighed down her eyelids with puffy gelatin skin, painted her cover girl complexion into an alcoholic smoker's sun-damaged, red-veined pallor, covered her chest, arms and hands with liver spots, made her blue eyes an impenetrable brown with contacts and turned her shiny blond hair into a brassy, greasy rat's nest.
Liver spots a rein fact large freckles that develop after years of exposure to ultra -violet light.
In a frank bout of film criticism, pragmatic Alain says he liked the doc but found those portions of it where Varda emphasized her own thinning hair and liver spots to be of no interest.
This will cover dark circles and blemishes, such as brown pigmentation or liver spots.
On the female side, we have dewlaps, liver spots, swag arms, pendulous breasts, piles, knee flaps, and varicose veins.
Most of the shots are extreme close-ups, the better to see the wrinkles, liver spots, nose hairs, and enlarged pores developed, one begins to imagine, from engaging in years of speculative or analytic thought.
Tretinoin (trade name Retin-A), a prescription skin cream for acne, fades liver spots without causing any serious side effects, according to a study led by John J.
Age or liver spots -- These flat, brown areas, also called solar lentigos, typically occur on the hands, back and face.
For a movie about someone unable to age, it's noticeble that you can actually feel liver spots forming on the back of your hands as we trudge wearily from one moment of uninteresting action to the next.