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chloasma


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chloasma  \Chlo*as"ma\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  to  be  green.]  (Med.) 
  A  cutaneous  affection  characterized  by  yellow  or  yellowish 
  brown  pigmented  spots. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chloasma 
  n  :  a  tan  discoloration  of  a  woman's  face  that  is  associated 
  with  pregnancy  or  with  the  use  of  oral  contraceptives 
  [syn:  {melasma},  {mask  of  pregnancy}] 




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