violaceous


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violaceous

(ˌvaɪəˈleɪʃəs)
adj
1. (Botany) of, relating to, or belonging to the Violaceae, a family of herbaceous plants and shrubs including the violets and pansies
2. (Colours) of the colour violet
[C17: from Latin violāceus, from viola violet]

vi•o•la•ceous

(ˌvaɪ əˈleɪ ʃəs)

adj.
1. of or belonging to the violet family.
2. of a violet color; reddish blue.
[1650–60; < New Latin]
Translations

vi·o·la·ceous

a. violáceo-a.
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Morphea lesions initially present as erythematous to violaceous patches and plaques that eventually become white and sclerotic, with resulting destruction of the surrounding structures.
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare neutrophilic dermatosis that generally presents with painful, tender and erythematous papules, sterile pustules, vesicles, or fluctuant nodules that can rapidly progress to expanding ulcers characterized by a violaceous undermined border and necrotic base.
Lichen planus is a papulosquamous disease, in its classical presentation is characterised by pruritic violaceous papules, most commonly seen on the extremities.
Clinical exam findings may show a violaceous lesion similar to a bruise on the head and neck that does not heal or bleeds when scratched; this is of particular concern when the lesion has appeared in an area of prior radiation therapy.
3,5) The prototypical appearance is a violaceous, red rash, which may delay correct diagnosis when mistaken for bruising or post-radiation skin changes.
Cytomegalovirus is a DNA virus of the herpesvirus group which produces an enlargement of the infected cell, and microscopically with hematoxylin-eosin staining, a large 5-15 [beta]m sized violaceous to dark red intranuclear inclusion surrounded by a thin clear halo can be seen.
Examination of the lower extremities revealed non-blanchable, well-defined palpable erythematous to violaceous papules, and targetoid patches with a mild hemorrhagic necrotic center surrounded by a mild violaceous to brownish borders.
FDE is characterized by the appearance of a single or multiple sharply demarcated violaceous erythematous plaques which heal with residual hyperpigmentation.
The lesions are extremely painful and become increasingly violaceous, with firm subcutaneous nodules.
Cutaneous lesions may be flesh-colored but often ranges from erythematous red to violaceous hues.
There was violaceous blue edematous congestion noted on the fourth finger, and the distal phalange was constricted, giving it a "pseudoainhum" appearance.