Metaphoric term "Patterns"
|starburst pattern||This pattern consists of peripheral globules, pseudopods or streaks (or a combination of them), located around the entire perimeter of the lesion|
|homogeneous pattern||A pattern lacking any definable pigment structures, structureless pattern|
|ceribriform pattern||Thick curved lines created by gyri and keratin filled sulci. These gyri and sulci coalesce forming a brain-like appearance pattern.|
|fingerprint pattern||Light brown thin curved lines that do not interconnect to form a network. These tend to be linear to curvilinear. They correspond to small and thin gyri.|
|rainbow pattern||Circumscribed structureless areas displaying colors of the whole spectrum of visible light|
|strawberry pattern||Reddish pseudo-network (erythema and wavy fine vessels) around hair follicle openings which are accentuated with a white halo appearance|