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 Keywords:   terminology · metaphoric · metaphoric term · descriptive terminology · descriptive term · structureless
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Descriptive terminologyTerminology using descriptive terms Metaphoric terminologyThe system of terms belonging or peculiar to a science, art or specialized subject / nomenclature. Significance
structureless zone brown or blackblotch If centric hypermelanotic Clark (“dysplastic”) nevus if eccentric melanoma blotchDark structureless areas If centric hypermelanotic Clark (“dysplastic”) nevus if eccentric melanomaThis glossary term has not yet been described.
structureless zone blueblue-whitish veil melanoma blue-whitish veil melanoma
structureless zone pinkmilky red areas melanoma milky red areasMilky-white appearance or pinkish structureless areas ("strawberry and ice cream"-like), consisting a red vascular blush with no specific distinguishable vessels melanoma
structureless zone whitescar-like depigmentation melanoma scar-like depigmentationArea of white that is whiter than surrounding normal skin (true scarring). It should not be confused with hypo- or depigmentation due to simple loss of melanin. Shiny white structures and blood vessels are not seen in areas of regression. melanoma
structureless zone white centralcentral white patch dermatofibroma central white patchCentral white structureless area dermatofibromaDermatofibromas are hard solitary slow-growing papules (rounded bumps) that may appear in a variety of colours, usually brownish to tan; they are often elevated or pedunculated. A dermatofibroma is associated with the dimple sign; by applying lateral pressure, there is a central depression of the dermatofibroma.
structureless zone polychromaticrainbow pattern various diagnoses rainbow patternCircumscribed structureless areas displaying colors of the whole spectrum of visible light various diagnoses
structureless red interrupted by follicular openingsstrawberry pattern actinic keratosis strawberry patternReddish pseudo-network (erythema and wavy fine vessels) around hair follicle openings which are accentuated with a white halo appearance actinic keratosisActinic keratosis (also called solar keratosis and senile keratosis; abbreviated as AK) is a pre-cancerous patch of thick, scaly, or crusty skin.
structureless brown (tan) eccentricmelanoma melanoma
structureless any colorhomogenous pattern various diagnoses homogenous patternstructureless any color various diagnoses
structureless brown interrupted by follicular openingspseudo-network facial pigmented lesions (facial-skinThis glossary term has not yet been described.) pseudo-networkstructureless brown interrupted by follicular openings (facial-skin) facial pigmented lesions