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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kloh-az-muh]
    • /kloʊˈæz mə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kloh-az-muh]
    • /kloʊˈæz mə/

Definitions of chloasma word

  • noun chloasma the appearance on a person's skin, esp of the face, of patches of darker colour: associated with hormonal changes caused by liver disease or the use of oral contraceptives 3
  • noun chloasma a skin discoloration on the face and chest, resulting from pregnancy, disease, malnutrition, etc. 3
  • noun chloasma a condition in which light-brown spots occur on the skin, caused by exposure to sun, dyspepsia, or certain specific diseases. 1
  • noun chloasma A temporary condition, typically caused by hormonal changes, in which large brown patches form on the skin, mainly on the face. 1
  • noun chloasma (medicine) melasma; a cutaneous condition with yellow or yellowish-brown pigmented spots. 0

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Origin of chloasma

First appearance:

before 1875
One of the 25% newest English words
1875-80; < New Latin < Late Greek: greenness, derivative of Greek chloázein to be green, derivative of chlóos green

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chloasma popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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