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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: frek'el


Yellowish or brownish macules developing on the exposed parts of the skin, especially in people with light complexions; the lesions increase in number on exposure to the sun; the epidermis is microscopically normal except for increased melanin.

Synonym(s): ephelis

[O. E. freken]

See Also: lentigo

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