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the round leaden seal affixed to a papal bull, (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid
the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing
an inflammation of body tissue (especially that below the skin) characterized by fever and swelling and redness and pain
a tan discoloration of a woman's face that is associated with pregnancy or with the use of oral contraceptives
surgical removal of foreign material and dead tissue from a wound in order to prevent infection and promote healing
pressure sore, or bed sore, caused by prolonged pressure on an area of the body that interferes with circulation
removal of scars or tattoos by anesthetizing the skin surface and then sanding or wire-brushing off some of the outer skin layer
the escape of blood from ruptured blood vessels into the surrounding tissue to form a purple or black-and-blue spot on the skin
abnormal redness of the skin resulting from dilation of blood vessels (as in sunburn or inflammation)
the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)
a malformation of the nails in which the outer surface is concave or scooped out like the bowl of a spoon
a chronic abnormal condition that is characterized by the accumulation of fat and fluid in the tissues just under the skin of the hips and legs
an intense itching sensation that can have various causes (as by allergies or infection or lymphoma or jaundice etc.)
enlargement of the nose with dilation of follicles and redness and prominent vascularity of the skin
a skin disease of adults (more often women) in which blood vessels of the face enlarge resulting in a flushed appearance
a skin condition characterized by circumscribed wartlike lesions that can be itchy and covered with a greasy crust
an itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well-defined red margins
an acquired skin disease characterized by patches of unpigmented skin (often surrounded by a heavily pigmented border)
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