95. Complexion


See also 370. SKIN .

achromasia
absence of pigmentation in the skin.
chlorosis
greensickness; a disease of girls in puberty, characterized by, among other symptoms, greenishness of the complexion.
erythrism
a redness of beard and hair and ruddiness of complexion. — erythristic, erythrismal , adj .
erythromania
a mania for blushing.
etiolation
paleness of color as a result of illness or exclusion from light. See also 319. PLANTS .
floridity
the condition of being florid or highly colored, especially reddish, used especially of the complexion. — florid , adj .
greensickness
chlorosis.
icterus
jaundice.
jaundice
a disease of the liver, characterized by, among other symptoms, yellowness of the skin. Also called icterus .
melanism
darkness or blackness of eyes, hair, or complexion.
rubescence
1. the state, condition, quality, or process of becoming or being red.
2. a blush.
3. the act of blushing. — rubescent , adj .
rubicundity
reddishness or ruddiness, especially of the complexion. — rubicund , adj .
telangiectasis
a chronic condition of dilatation of the capillaries and other blood vessels, as seen in the reddish faces of heavy drinkers and people whose faces are continually exposed to cold climates. — telangiectic , adj .
xanthochroid
a person with light-colored hair and fair complexion. — xanthochroid, xanthochroous , adj .

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