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Medical Term:

morphea

Pronunciation: mor-fe'a

Definition: Cutaneous lesion(s) characterized by indurated, slightly depressed plaques of thickened dermal fibrous tissue of a whitish or yellowish-white color surrounded by a pinkish or purplish halo. Lesions occur at any age, without systemic involvement, and usually resolve after a few years.

Synonym(s): localized scleroderma

[G. morphe, form, figure]

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