chloasma


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chlo·as·ma

 (klō-ăz′mə)
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.

[New Latin, from Greek khloasma, greenness, from khloazein, to be green, from khloos, greenish color; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]
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chloasma

(kləʊˈæzmə)
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]
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chlo•as•ma

(kloʊˈæz mə)

n.
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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Noun1.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
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Translations

chlo·as·ma

n. cloasma, hiperpigmentación facial que puede ocurrir en algunas mujeres durante el embarazo.
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She reminded other moms to embrace their bodies as everyone is different: 'So to all the mama's out there who are exhausted, who's not had a proper shower, whose breasts are super sore, (I'm crying typing this- kaya natin to mamas) those who can't recognize their own bodies because of the stretchmarks and the chloasma or the dark patches all over their bodies, to those who still look pregnant after a month or even months after giving birth- cheers to us!'
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