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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

se·nile len·ti·go

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

A nonspecific lay term for red-brown skin lesions associated with ageing—e.g., pigmented seborrheic keratosis and lentigo senilis.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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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J Edgar is overlong at 136 minutes and the ageing make-up used to transform DiCaprio into a liver-spotted septuagenarian isn't convincing.
J Edgar is overlong at 136 minutes and the ageing makeup used to transform DiCaprio into a liver-spotted septuagenarian isn't convincing.
So what better way to prove that he's still a lithe lad than to slate strikers who've been hailed as saints (cue pictures of pretty nurses holding ancient liver-spotted hands, binmen struggling through snow and marchers' tiny children holding posters proclaiming "I have no working future")?
Sweet late winter rain licks my study windows while I meditate you come a ghost a guest plant yourself near my left eye look at me bemusedly sit across the small table at Main Street the way you used to and order a vodka I'm happy to see you you reach across and put your hand over mine liver-spotted loose-skinned hand direct lapis lazuli stare Honey, you say in your old whiskey and cigarette voice you had the good fortune to retain when you stopped smoking and being a drunk don't worry about a thing being dead is okay, then you melt into the rain
But if you were asked: "For a million dollars would you sleep with an 89-year- old wheelchair-bound millionaire with wobbly dentures, wandering (liver-spotted) hands and a mind like a sewer?" most of us would have to decline on the basis that we vomit easily.
Remember this story when some liver-spotted American pensioner wearing a macintosh and trainers lurches up to you and asks: "Hey can you tell me the way to Lie-Sester Square".
Thank heavens for small mercies - Woody doesn't make an appearance in all his lecherous, liver-spotted glory.

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