melasma

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melasma me·las·ma (mə-lāz'mə)
n.

  1. A patchy or generalized dark pigmentation of the skin.

  2. See chloasma.

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melasma

noun
a tan discoloration of a woman's face that is associated with pregnancy or with the use of oral contraceptives [syn: chloasma
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