Definition of Morphea

1. Noun. Localized scleroderma.

Generic synonyms: Dermatosclerosis, Scleroderma

Medical Definition of Morphea

1. A skin lesion that is characterised by the presence of localised, indurated, slightly depressed areas of thickened dermal tissue that may be white or yellow in colour and surrounded by a pink or purplish halo. See: in cutaneus scleroderma. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Morphea

moroxylates
moroxylic
moroxylic acid
morozeviczite
morph
morph-
morphactin
morphactins
morphallaxes
morphallaxis
morphanol
morphant
morphants
morphazinamide hydrochloride
morphe
morphea (current term)
morphea acroterica
morphea alba
morphea guttata
morphea herpetiformis
morphea linearis
morphea pigmentosa
morphean
morphed
morpheme
morphemes
morphemic
morphemically
morphemics
morpheridine

Literary usage of Morphea

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1. The Principles and Practice of Dermatology by William Allen Pusey (1917)
"To my mind all the facts indicate that morphea is a distinct pathological entity, while diffuse ... morphea is not very rare, and is not a grave affection. ..."

2. A Compend of diseases of the skin by Jay Frank Schamberg (1905)
"morphea is a disease characterized by rounded or oval, well-defined, firm, coin-sized or ... Many writers look upon morphea as a circumscribed scleroderma. ..."

3. Diseases of the skin and the eruptive fevers by Jay Frank Schamberg (1921)
"morphea is looked upon by most writers as a circumscribed form of scleroderma. ... Antirheumatic remedies may be used for pain. morphea Derivation. ..."

4. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin for the use of students and by Oliver Samuel Ormsby (1921)
"morphea Guttata (White spot disease).*—In this variety the eruption ... 77; morphea Guttata (<'ase report; discussion of previous cases with references). ..."

5. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin by John Vietch Shoemaker (1909)
"Sclerodermie en plaques—Addison's ki morphea is a chronic disease of the skin, characterize ance of ..."

6. Life in Brazil by Thomas Ewbank (1856)
"Fat Pigs and morphea—Mills. —Cotton-tree.—Coffee Plantation.—Tailless Dogs and Fowls.—Process of preparing Coffee for the Market. ..."

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