café au lait

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ca·fé au lait

 (kă-fā′ ō lā′)
1. Coffee served with hot milk.
2. A light coffee hue. See Note at beignet.

[French : café, coffee + à, with + lait, milk.]

café au lait

(kafe o lɛ)
1. (Cookery) coffee with milk
2. (Colours)
a. a light brown colour
b. (as modifier): café-au-lait brocade.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: au lait - equal parts of coffee and hot milk
coffee, java - a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans; "he ordered a cup of coffee"
caffè latte
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Since then, diagnosis has been based on the presence of neurocutaneous stigmata such as cafe-au-lait spots, axillary, inguinal freckling and cutaneous or subcutaneous neurofibromas and iris hamartomas (Lisch nodules).
Keywords: Cafe-au-lait spots, Neurofibromatosis, Neurocutaneous, Oligodendroglioma.
It is comprised of a flat, macular component, subtly darker shade than the surrounding skin, resembling a cafe-au-lait spot.
Cafe-au-lait spots are well-circumscribed, evenly pigmented, light to dark brown macules and/or patches with an average size of 2 to 5 cm (FIGURE 1B).
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The most common are cafe-au-lait spots - coffee-coloured marks found anywhere on the body - moles and bluish-grey Mongolian spots.
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