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Definition of Ephelis
1. a freckle [n EPHELIDES]
Medical Definition of Ephelis
1. Synonym: freckle. Origin: G. (05 Mar 2000)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ephelis
Literary usage of Ephelis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. On Diseases of the Skin by Erasmus Wilson (1857)
"The affections which may be arranged under this designation are four in number, namely, ephelis, Lentigo, Chloasma, Melasma. ..."
2. An Introduction to dermatology by Norman Purvis Walker (1902)
"ephelis OR LENTIGO. (awl and i)\io5—the sun ; lens—a lentil.} Freckles are minute, lenticular accumulations of pigment, and, as the name suggests, ..."
3. An Introduction to dermatology by Norman Purvis Walker (1905)
"ephelis or LENTIGO. ... are possibly of the same nature as these, and some apply to them the term lentigo, and restrict ephelis to the ordinary freckle. ..."
4. A Treatise on diseases of the skin: With Special Reference to Their by McCall Anderson (1887)
"The treatment of this condition is similar to that for ephelis, ... ephelis (Chloasma). This is a more diffuse form of excessive pigmentation, ..."
5. Hand-book of Skin Diseases for Students and Practitioners by Thomas Hillier (1865)
"Heat and light have the effect of increasing cutaneous pigment, either uniformly or in spots, called freckles (ephelis.) Yellowish-brown, round or irregular ..."
6. Practical therapeutics by Edward John Waring (1866)
"In ephelis and Fi^eckles, arising from exposure to the sun. Dr. Todd" advises the following lotion : R. Liq. ..."