from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A patchy brown or dark brown skin discoloration that usually occurs on a woman's face and may result from hormonal changes, as in pregnancy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. melasma; a cutaneous condition with yellow or yellowish-brown pigmented spots
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A cutaneous affection characterized by yellow or yellowish brown pigmented spots.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Literally, greenness; in pathology, a name for a cutaneous affection characterized by patches of a yellow or yellowish-brown color, the pityriasis versicolor, occurring most frequently on the neck, breast, abdomen, and groin. The name is also applied less definitely to a number of brownish discolorations.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a tan discoloration of a woman's face that is associated with pregnancy or with the use of oral contraceptives
This “mask of pregnancy” called chloasma usually disappears within a few weeks after your baby’s birth.
Skin changes: linea nigra, mask of pregnancy chloasma
• Skin changes: linea nigra, mask of pregnancy chloasma
These patches are known popularly as liver spots or in medical language as _chloasma_.
#Into what two general classes may the various examples of chloasma be grouped?
#What cases of chloasma are included in the symptomatic group?
Lentigo consists simply of a circumscribed deposit of pigment granules -- merely a localized increase of the normal pigment, differing from chloasma (_q.v. _) only in the size and shape of the pigmentation.
When upon exposed parts, stimulation of the patches, with the view of producing hyperæmia and consequent pigment deposit; conjoined with suitable applications to the surrounding pigmented skin, with a view to lessen the coloration (see _treatment of chloasma_), will be of aid in rendering the disease less conspicuous.
#What cases of chloasma are included in the idiopathic group?
It is not to be confounded with vitiligo, chloasma, or the macular syphiloderm.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.