Definition of Chloasma

1. Noun. A tan discoloration of a woman's face that is associated with pregnancy or with the use of oral contraceptives.

Exact synonyms: Mask Of Pregnancy, Melasma
Generic synonyms: Symptom

Definition of Chloasma

1. n. A cutaneous affection characterized by yellow or yellowish brown pigmented spots.

Definition of Chloasma

1. Noun. (medicine) melasma; a cutaneous condition with yellow or yellowish-brown pigmented spots ¹

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Definition of Chloasma

1. a skin discoloration [n -MAS or -MATA]

Medical Definition of Chloasma

1. Melasma cholasma hepaticum a term formerly used to refer to circumscribed facial hyperpigmentation resembling melasma that may occur as a cutaneous manifestation of chronic liver disease. Origin: Gr. Chloazein = to be green This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chloasma

chlamydial arthritis
chlamydomonas reinhardtii
chloasma (current term)
chloasma bronzinum
chlophedianol hydrochloride
chloracetic acid

Literary usage of Chloasma

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1. The Principles and Practice of Dermatology: Designed for Students and by William Allen Pusey (1917)
"chloasma (Moth Patches, Liver Spots) The term chloasma is applied to patches of ... chloasma is divided into two varieties, idiopathic chloasma and ..."

2. A Compend of Diseases of the Skin by Jay Frank Schamberg (1913)
"chloasma is characterized by yellowish, brownish or blackish pigmentation ... Idiopathic chloasma, due to external causes. 2. Symptomatic chloasma, due to ..."

3. Essentials of diseases of the skin by Henry Weightman Stelwagon (1899)
"chloasma. What do yon understand by chloasma ? chloasma consists of an abnormal deposit of pigment, occurring as variously-sized and shaped, yellowish, ..."

4. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin for the use of students and by Oliver Samuel Ormsby (1921)
"chloasma. It is usual to describe under tliis title various pigmentary changes which occur both in localized patches or in more extensive areas, ..."

5. Diseases of the skin and the eruptive fevers by Jay Frank Schamberg (1921)
"chloasma v, to be pale green. Definition. — chloasma is characterized by yellowish, ... Under idiopathic chloasma may be included all the pigmentations that ..."

6. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin: for the use of students and by James Nevins Hyde (1888)
"One of the most common, and at the same time the most marked of these, is chloasma UTERINUM, so called because of its frequent association with certain ..."

7. A Practical Treatise on Diseases of the Skin by Louis Adolphus Duhring (1881)
"It differs from chloasma .only in the peculiar form and size of the lesion. Treatment.—The remedies which are used for removing these blemishes are the same ..."

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