|| Thus chapter covers the terminology of dotsDots are small, round structures of less than 0.1 mm in diameter that have a red color when corresponding to blood vessels; however, when due to melanin, their color ranges from black, brown, to blue-gray depending on the depth and concentration of the melanin in the skin (Tyndall effect).
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| Descriptive terminologyTerminology using descriptive terms
|| Metaphoric terminologyThis glossary term has not yet been described.
|dots any colorgranularity or granules
||granularityThis glossary term has not yet been described. or granules
|dots graypeppering Melanoma, LPLK
||MelanomaThis glossary term has not yet been described. LPLKLichen planus like keratosis
|dots gray and circles grayannular-granular pattern lentigo maligna
||annular-granular patterndots gray and circles gray
||lentigo malignaThis glossary term has not yet been described.
|dots or clods white clustered or disseminatedmilia like cysts, cloudy or starry SK
||milia like cysts cloudy or starrydots or clods white clustered or disseminated
|dots white four arranged in a squarerosettes. Significant for various diagnoses but mainly AK, SCC, actinic damaged skin*
||rosettesFour bright white dots or clods arranged together as a square (or a four leaf clover)
||various diagnoses but mainly AKThis glossary term has not yet been described. SCCSquamous cell carcinoma actinic damaged skinThis glossary term has not yet been described.
|dots peripheral arranged in lineslinear dots. Significant for pigmented Bowen disease
||linear dotsdots peripheral arranged in lines linear dots pigmented Bowen disease
||pigmented Bowenalso known as squamous cell carcinoma in situ is a neoplastic skin disease. It can be considered as an early stage or intraepidermal form of squamous cell carcinoma. It was named after John T. Bowen diseaseThis glossary term has not yet been described.
|dots brown central (in the center of hypopigmented spaces between reticular lines)targetoid dots congenital nevi
||targetoid dotsdots brown central (in the center of hypopigmented spaces between reticular lines)
||congenital neviis a type of melanocytic nevus (or mole) found in infants at birth. This type of birthmark occurs in an estimated 1% of infants worldwide; it is located in the area of the head and neck 15% of the time.