moth-eaten


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moth-eaten

adjective A descriptive term referring to sharply delineated irregular patches of one lesion, mass, colour, radiologic density, colour or light microscopic pattern adjacent to another.
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(2) Alopecia in a "moth-eaten" pattern is an uncommon finding of secondary syphilis, and should prompt a thorough sexual history.
Devastated by what she has done, she stops by the mirror: "I don't have a moth-eaten bare skull, no flickering green light in the eyes....
When we burn the fire outside the church, none of the moth-eaten
These and other moth-eaten clichoys are how Tommy would describe himself.
In Moscow (Janot and Stepan) (1994), we interrupt two teenagers canoodling on a moth-eaten sofa.
Winger Aaron Lennon was looking even more vacant than usual, with his funny little moth-eaten eyebrows.
Especially as old Sammy, who is a Fir Park fanatic, can dig in to his moth-eaten wallet and lay in to it EVERY time it runs!
The Bureau of Indications can confirm that a moth-eaten sweater smelling of male underarm has shown an inverse correlation with female attraction to the wearer.
Museums have six or seven long-held specimens, but they're what might otherwise be called moth-eaten. A Smithsonian colleague has a publication in the works that will finally give the moth its own scientific name.
Finley's act had the moth-eaten aspect of cultural senility.
The windows, recessed and fitted with shutters, were enormously tall and hung with sedate and slightly moth-eaten green plush curtains.
An x-ray revealed that the right mandible had a "moth-eaten" appearance that extended from the subcondylar area on the right to the symphyseal area on the left; obliteration of the right inferior alveolar canal was also evident (figure 1).