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macula albida

 

Definition: gray-white or white, rounded or irregularly shaped, slightly opaque patches or spots that are sometimes observed postmortem in the epicardium, especially in middle-aged or older persons; they result from fibrous thickening, and sometimes hyalinization, of the epicardium; similar lesions may also occur in the visceral layer of the peritoneum.

Synonym(s): macula lactea, macula tendinea, tache blanche, tache laiteuse2, tendinous spot, white spot

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