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mac·u·la al·'bi·da

, pl.

mac·'u·lae al·'bi·dae

gray-white or white, rounded or irregularly shaped, slightly opaque patches or spots that are sometimes observed postmortem in the epicardium, especially in middle-aged or older persons; they result from fibrous thickening, and sometimes hyalinization, of the epicardium; similar lesions may also occur in the visceral layer of the peritoneum.
Any hypopigmented cutaneous macule
DiffDx Addison’s disease, alopecia areata, DM, halo nevus, hypomelanosis of Ito, amelanotic melanoma, piebaldism, thyroid disease, tuberous sclerosis, vitamin B12 deficiency, vitiligo, Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome

white spot

Any hypopigmented cutaneous macule DiffDx Addison's disease, alopecia areata, DM, halo nevus, hypomelanosis of Ito, amelanotic melanoma, piebaldism, thyroid disease, tuberous sclerosis, vitamin B12 deficiency, vitiligo, Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome

white spot

1. a fungal infection of the surface of chilled meat carcasses caused by Sporotrichum carnis. Appears as white, woolly spots that do no damage, can be wiped away easily but may give the meat a musty smell.
2. artefactual white spots on x-ray films are caused by dirt, specks of barium or iodine or medicines containing them on the animal or on the cassette or by dust or dirt on the screens.

Patient discussion about white spot

Q. i have white spots on testicals

A. if i had white spots on my testicals,,i would be in sombodys emergency room right now....i suggest you get a dr......mrfoot56

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Mrs d'Urberville slept in a large four-post bedstead hung with heavy damask curtains, and the bullfinches occupied the same apartment, where they flitted about freely at certain hours, and made little white spots on the furniture and upholstery.
This wooden framework was covered by a red shirt--with white spots in it--blue trousers, a yellow vest, a jacket of green-and-gold and stout leather shoes.
Giles, with the white nightcap on, had been sitting on the steps of the chaise, supporting an elbow on each knee, and wiping his eyes with a blue cotton pocket-handkerchief dotted with white spots.
She wore a blue foulard with large white spots, and Philip was tickled at the sensation it caused.
Sulivan remarks, that the difference i the prevailing colours was so obvious, that in looking fo the herds near Port Pleasant, they appeared from a lon distance like black spots, whilst south of Choiseul Soun they appeared like white spots on the hill-sides.
and I only see two white spots on the whole range of moors: the sky is blue, and the larks are singing, and the becks and brooks are all brim full.
The skirt of the false Miss Garth's gown -- the brown alpaca dress, with the white spots on it -- touched the floor, within the housekeeper's reach.
The Coalition Government is finalising contracts with the six prawn farm businesses affected by the outbreak of White Spot disease in the Logan River area of Queensland, giving the green light for $20 million in financial assistance to flow.
Subsequently, in the glaze firing organic materials burn producing a gas which moves through the glaze layer, separating the over glaze color and revealing a smooth surfaced round white spot in the glaze.
Presently, the white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) infects a wide variety of families of marine brackish and freshwater crustaceans (Molina-Garza et al.
Fisheries Development Board (FDB) has dismissed the impression that the local farm shrimps had grown white spot disease, fearing the reports on crustacean export ban by Saudi Arabia would hurt the country seafood production and trade, source told Research analyst-PAGE.
Coloration: Head black, white spotted with tufts of white scales, eyes brownish black, antennae black, maxillary palpi covered with black and white large scales; thorax black with white spots, forewings, ground color tawny, upperside brighter than underside, half of the apical part black with white bands, costal margin, apex and terminal margin black with semicircular white spots, hind wings, ground color tawny, upperside brighter than underside, three black spots around the cell, in male one scent- producing white spot with a thick black border in post discal area, apex and terminal margin black with one row of semicircular white spots; abdomen yellowish.