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a spot or blemish.
tache blanche (“white spot”), a white spot on the liver in certain infectious diseases.
t's bleuâtres (“bluish spots”), maculae caeruleae.
tache cérébrale (“cerebral spot”), a congested streak produced by drawing the nail across the skin; a concomitant of various nervous or cerebral diseases.
tache motrice (“motor spot”), a motor nerve ending in which the nerve fibril passes to a muscle cell, where it ends in a slight enlargement.
tache noire (“black spot”), an ulcer covered with a black crust, a characteristic local reaction at the presumed site of the infective bite in certain tickborne rickettsioses.
The red line that occurs in meningitis and other neurological disorders when a fingernail is drawn across the skin.
See also: tache