koplik spots

Koplik's spots

[kop-liks]
noun (in measles)
small pale spots with reddish rims that appear on the lips and mucous membranes inside the cheeks before the skin eruption takes place.

Origin:
1895–1900; named after Henry Koplik (1858–1927), U.S. pediatrician

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Koplik's spots Kop·lik's spots (kŏp'lĭks)
pl.n.
Small red spots on the mucous membrane of the cheek, with a minute bluish-white speck in the center, regarded as symptomatic of measles.

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