chloasma definition

  • noun:
    • A patchy brown or dark brown skin discoloration that usually occurs on a woman's face and may derive from hormonal alterations, as with maternity.
    • melasma; a cutaneous problem with yellowish or yellowish-brown pigmented places
    • A cutaneous love characterized by yellowish or yellowish brown pigmented spots.
    • Literally, greenness; in pathology, a name for a cutaneous affection characterized by spots of a yellow or yellowish-brown color, the pityriasis versicolor, occurring most regularly from the throat, breast, stomach, and groin. Title can be applied less certainly to a number of brownish discolorations.
    • a tan stain of a female's face which associated with pregnancy or if you use dental contraceptives

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