chloasma(redirected from chloasma gravidarum)
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n. pl. chlo·as·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A patchy brown or dark brown skin discoloration that usually occurs on a woman's face and may result from hormonal changes, as in pregnancy.
n, pl chloasmata (kləʊˈæzmətə)
(Pathology) med the appearance on a person's skin, esp of the face, of patches of darker colour: associated with hormonal changes caused by liver disease or the use of oral contraceptives
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek khloasma greenness]
a condition in which light brown spots occur on the skin, caused by exposure to sun, dyspepsia, or certain specific diseases.
[1875–80; < New Latin < Late Greek: greenness, derivative of Greek chloázein to be green, derivative of chlóos green]
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|Noun||1.||chloasma - a tan discoloration of a woman's face that is associated with pregnancy or with the use of oral contraceptives|
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease