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April 2016

Dermatologic Etymology: Descriptive Terms of Color

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(4):428. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.3152

A cutaneous (Latin. cutaneous<cutis, skin) disease (French. des, from + aise, ease) can be classified according to its color (Latin. color, hue, appearance).1,2 The color of skin disease may be described as:

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